Our resident coffee expert Bill Walsh slurps up Peter Asher’s Brazil Bob-O-Link.
By Bill Walsh
Subject: Peter Asher Coffee and Tea
Mugged: Brazil Bob-O-Link
Rating: 4+ [see key]
Rounding off one of the busier coffee review periods of my year was Peter Asher Coffee and Tea. A coffee roaster that’s been roasting for twenty years, I was glad to meet their acquaintance and review two of their coffees.
The first up is their Brazil Bob-O-Link, a coffee touted to possess citrus, black tea and nut flavors. The coffee appeared of a medium roast (dark brown & no exterior oils) and I cupped it via siphon, french press and drip.
In sipping the drip, I noted flavors of honey, leather, bran, nuts, fig and spinach amidst a medium body.
The french press possessed sweet pecans, honey, fig, pear, romaine, a bit of wheat and medium body. This infusion held much more brightness and potency.
The siphon rolled out molasses, cocoa, pear, cornbread, romaine, fig and a little milk within the medium body. Not as much nuttiness in this cup but still a good coffee.
Simply put, the Bob-O-Link definitely sampled variably but overall, I could definitely see the notes of sweetness, a little nuttiness and emphasis on bran or cocoa. A good coffee overall though not my all-time favorite Brazilian. Still, if you seek a quality Brazil coffee, visit Peter Asher’s website to try out the Bob-O-Link.
note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.
Bill Walsh is a contributing writer at Honest Cooking and the fanatic behind the acclaimed Pure Coffee Blog. He gains his inspiration from God, family and coffee, and loves to take each of them on the road as frequently as possible for a solid adventure.