January, the start of another year of fantastic coffee pairings! We decided to set the bar pretty high right off the bat with our January featured roaster, Toca Coffee. They are a small batch roaster based in New Jersey, that has created a big name for themselves with their daring coffee roasts. Can’t wait for you to explore these coffee pairing with us!
Pairing 1: World’s Collide Blend + Coconut Sandwich Biscuits
The World’s Collide Blend, referencing the pairing of Sumatra and Kenya coffee beans, is a smooth bodied blend that has an earthy and juicy brightness that creates a smashing snacking mashup with a (few) coconut sandwich biscuits.
The combination of the bold Sumatran and Kenyan coffee roasts means that you should buckle up for a flavor joyride! The punchy and bright flavor of the roast reveals another layer of depth when you introduce your taste buds to some of the coconut sandwich biscuits. This is a great coffee pairing to really test (and treat!) your palate.
Pairing 2: Yirgacheffe + Lemon Cream Filled Wafers
The Yirgacheffe roast is an Ethiopian light medium roast. The flavor profile includes a delicate lemon fragrance that creates the perfect pairing with a light Viennese lemon cream wafer.
I really enjoyed this light roast as an afternoon pick-me-up! With fresh lemon and subtle floral undertones, this made for a perfectly light indulgence when I paired it alongside the sweet and crispy lemon creme wafers. This is the perfect chance to bring out your beautiful coffee/tea ware, just to set the tone even more!
Pairing 3: Tarrazu + Orange Chocolate Truffle
The Tarrazu roast is a delicious medium roast straight from Costa Rica. Immediately upon brewing you will be able to smell the floral and chocolate notes, and when tasted with a orange chocolate truffle, the citrus notes come alive as well.
Seriously though, this roast will make your home/office/room smell like heaven has arrived on Earth when brewing! The medium roast has such a complexity of flavors that when savored properly they will reward you with an array of fresh flavor notes. I really enjoyed the pairing of the orange chocolate truffle and how it made the citrus flavor within the roast pop!
Happy Coffee Pairing!