So here I am living just outside the twin cities now. I am still getting used to anything and everything, I have not ventured out much yet. This weekend however after a bike ride I went to Anodyne Coffee House in Minneapolis.
The cafe has an industrial loft feel to it,they feature coffee by local roasters. While there I had Mississippi Mud Blend from Great River Roasters, decent coffee, it had a bit of an edge to the aroma, the coffee was tangy, certainly good though. I brought home Espresso Blend from Peace Coffee.
Good news! It has lots of bloom bloom makes a happy coffee drinker. This blend has complex flavors to it, you can really taste the different beans trying to break through. There is body to it, with a slight spiciness that rolls over your tongue nicely. It is really good.
I know this bag I have at home is fairly fresh, I went to a higher end grocer later in the day, Kowalski’s and they also featuer Peace coffee. As I was browsing came upon one of those usual displays you see in large grocers where they have coffee in bins that you bag up. I starte to ignore it but wait, what is that?
It is Peace Coffee inside the bin!!! I confess, my heart sank. This strikes me as an awful way to store what should be a premium coffee. All the work put into growing it, processing it, roasting it, just got flushed.
So what am I to make of this? I might just send Peace an email asking them if this is what they intended or if they have some guarantee of freshness. Also on the whole bean bagged coffee they had I saw no roasted on dates. Coffee with out a roasted on date is out of date and out of usability.
But, again let me stress, the bag I have at home, delish. If you are looking for a fun quirky place to get good coffee, go to Anodyne Coffee House and get some Peace!