Very happy this week, to let you try the famous “Dancing Goat” blend all the way from Olympia, WA, in the USA as our espresso bean. Batdorf & Bronson sent us some whole bean samples over the weekend.
We are trying a few different sources for our espresso beans. We already tried Malongo and Carib Bean Coffee in Antigua, who sent some samples two weeks ago. There are a few more Batdorf samples to try but we will revert back to our Ethiopian medium roast from Malongo after this sample finishes.
The blend gets its name from the legend that a sheppard discovered his goats seemed to be dancing after eating ripe berries from a local bush. He then went on to discover coffee berries.
It’s a beautiful well balanced blend with a full body, strong finish and wonderful sweet and acidic tones at the start. The crema this produces is to dream for and I highly recommend smelling the tones of chocolate as you open the package. A nuttiness developed for a short while when letting the beans breath but I haven’t been able to detect it since.