Bill finds a pleasant cup of coffee in Brazil Macaubas from Old Soul.
By Bill Walsh
The final coffee of the three bags of Old Soul I received was their Brazil Macaubas. While much of Brazil usually blasts out a lot of low-grade coffee for your coffee giants, this coffee claimed to be a great, single estate coffee. As usual, I dove in using three different types of coffee infusion to test the coffee.
Using a standard coffee pourover (drip) method, the coffee brewed up notes of caramel, cashew, chocolate chip, potato skin, thyme and a little milkiness in a medium body. A good start.
The french press squeezed out an infusion with flavors more akin to pear, honey, wheat, sunflower seeds as well as a tinge of licorice and spinach. While I found this coffee slightly different then the drip, it had a lot of similarities in profile and was also delicious.
The siphon delivered similar to the french press with notes of clove, honey, peanut chaff and wheat amidst a heavy body. A solid cup.
In the end, I was pleased to conclude that this was indeed a fine coffee from Brazil. If you’re looking for a good South American coffee with a delightful sweet and nutty profile, give this coffee a whirl.
note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.