As you all know, coffee has become a part of my daily routine. As soon as I walk in the door from dropping Brooke off at the bus, I stroll on over to my french press, and brew it up (more on this later). So when I was asked if I would be interested in trying out Angels’ Cup, I couldn’t type out “Yes!” fast enough.
Angels’ Cup is a coffee subscription service that sends out four, 1oz samples of coffee, either weekly or monthly, to its subscribers. They hand pick their coffees to ensure that you get quality, unique coffees, from a variety of regions and roasters, and never the same coffee twice. Aside from their coffee, the thing that truly makes Angels’ Cup stand out from the rest is their very intuitive app. Their free tasting app allows you to input which coffee you are tasting (each sample has an ID number on it), plug in what color, tastes, and aromas you pick up, type in any notes/thoughts you had on the coffee, then lays out how your tasting notes compare to the roastmaster’s notes. At this point you can choose to share your results with friends via social media, save your tasting notes for future reference, or if you really loved the coffee, you can buy a whole bag of it straight from the Angels’ Cup website.
To give this tasting a go, I opened up sample #0051 (which I later found out to be Ethiopia Yirgacheffe), and brewed it in my Francois et Mimi French Coffee Press. I love brewing my coffee with a french press because it is brewing in its simplest form, and makes for really smooth, and more flavorful coffee. If you compare brewing in a french press, to a drip coffee, you can see a huge difference in the depth of the coffee, and the flavors and aromas are much more pronounced. This is especially helpful when you are doing a tasting, such as with this subscription. If you’d like to learn how to brew coffee with a french press you can do so HERE. Once the coffee brewed, I then let it cool down a bit (slightly cool coffee emits the strongest flavor). I then opened up the app on my desktop (it’s available on all devices), and enlisted the help of my most able smell tester – my five year old daughter. We stared discerningly. We stuck our noses in, and breathed it all up. I tasted, swished, and gargled (not sure if I’m supposed to do that..), trying to dig through the complexity to recognize a flavor. After much discussion, we both agreed that it smelled sweet, and was lighter in color. As for the taste, I really enjoyed that it tasted sweet, wasn’t bitter, and didn’t have a strong aftertaste. For someone who normally likes their coffee with some cream and sugar, this was the perfect first coffee to go without all the extras. I actually could easily drink this coffee by itself regularly, which is something I never thought would come out of the mouth of the woman who used to only drink caramel frappuccinos, with extra caramel to cover any hint of espresso.
Below are Our Tasting Results:
My thoughts? I loved it! The coffee was phenomenal, and the app was really fun to use. It was kind of like playing a game trying to figure out what we tasted and smelled. I usually just throw the coffee back, but using the app made it an experience. It was nice to take my time, relax, and just enjoy the coffee in its simplest form.
Angels’ Cup is perfect for all coffee enthusiasts. If you’re new to coffee, Angels’ Cup will narrow down what you like. If you already know what you like, Angels’ Cup will show you new coffees to love. And if you are a coffee expert, Angels’ Cup will expand your coffee knowledge and appreciation for all that makes coffee its beautiful self.
To learn more about Angels’ Cup, their subscription service, or their tasting app, Check out Angels’ Cup.com.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for review purposes. I only recommend products or services I use personally, and believe will be good for my readers.