I've been meaning to post this for a while now, but am just finally getting a chance to sit down at my computer!
A few months ago I was contacted by a new online-only coffee roasting company based out of Bend, Oregon. They asked if I wouldn't mind trying out some of their beans and writing a review of them- regardless of my feelings. I am not being compensated in any way for this review.
Bernhardt Coffee (www.bernhardtcoffee.com) is 100% Arabica beans that have been harvested by hand. They are organic, fair trade, and shade grown at a high altitude. In all honesty, it is some of the best coffee I've had the pleasure of trying! Roger and I had the medium roast several mornings in our lattes and we drank the dark roast as drip coffee. I definitely preferred the medium roast, it was earthy (in a good way) and smooth, low acidity- almost like milk chocolate.
I don't know much about the different intricate flavor nuances that beans from different regions produce, but I've tried a lot of coffee roasted all over the US and even some from England, and these are some pretty stellar coffee beans! All in all, I would highly recommend Bernhardt Coffee to coffee lovers everywhere!