Bill has the fortune to sample an amazing coffee grown in Sulawesi and roasted in NJ.
By Bill Walsh
I always thought New Brunswick, NJ would be a good home for a great coffeehouse. And while the folks at Old Queens Coffee don’t have a retail location yet, they do the town proud by pumping out great coffee to local cafes and coffee drinkers from their local roastery.
Just recently, I had the pleasure of trying out their Toarco AA a wet-processed coffee from Sulawesi, Indonesia. As I’ve had OQ coffees in various coffeehouses, I was truly intrigued to try out this one in my home coffee apparatuses. I brewed the coffee via drip, siphon and french press.
The drip birthed a brew of milk chocolate, pear, almond, buttery cracker and a hint of clove. The body was surprisingly heavy though it went down smoothly and sweetly.
The french press had more of wheat and sugar as well as cocoa, pear, almond and minute ginger amidst a medium body.
The siphon more resembled the drip, with milk chocolate, pear, butter, a nice nuttiness and sugary black tea.
While I can’t say for sure, these beans were possibly some of the best Indonesian coffee I’ve sunk my proverbial teeth into. If you’re looking for a great coffee from Oceania, give OQ’s Toarco AA a go.
note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.