The Drink: Ronnoco Private Estate
Type: Whole Bean Blend
Ronnoco is a coffee company new to me, but they’ve been roasting coffee since 1904. It was in that year that two brothers saw coffee roasting at the World’s Fair in St. Louis and were inspired to started Ronnoco Coffee Company.
Since then they’ve gone from delivering coffee via a horse drawn buggy to serving coffee is more than twenty states. You can find their coffee in convenience stores, offices, restaurants and a line for home brewers.
A versatile coffee to start your mornings, perk up your afternoons and linger with in the evenings.
Of course, I’d like to know more about the origins of said private estate. More important is how does it taste? Is it better than the scary coffee you can buy at the corner gas station or the nearly undrinkable java found in the office break room?
Private Estate greeted me with a pleasant aroma, a smooth nutty scent with an aroma that reminded me of walking through the produce aisle of the grocery store. There were other aromas, but they were hard to pick out and identify. Generic aroma, but pleasant so far.
The taste was solidly dark roast with a medium roast around the edges. I picked out flavors of nuts and wood. It wasn’t a burnt dark roast, but dark enough where I think most dark roast coffee drinkers will like it.
It had a unique mouth feel that had everything from smooth, to bitter with a sharp acid note towards the end. Not unpleasant, but not amazing either. It had somewhere between a medium and heavy body.
A 12 ounce bag of Private Estate is $9.99 on the Ronnoco website.
Overall, a pleasant, solid every day kind of coffee. Ronnoco’s Private Estate earned an average three out of five rating on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale. It’s nothing to write home about, but it was better than any coffee that I’ve bought at the gas station or drank at the office.