Monday, July 29, 2019

Steeped Coffee Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

If you are a coffee drinker, like me, then I have a very interesting coffee brand to share with you. Steeped Coffee, from Santa Cruz, California, is an innovative brand that makes coffee in single serve bags that you brew the same way as tea. They ethically source their coffee beans, and their practices exceed the Fair Trade minimums.

At home I use a French Press, but at work I do not. For a while I have been contemplating putting a coffee pot in my office, but I would still have to walk over to the department office for water and to dispose of the coffee grounds there as well. My other option is to use our main office coffeemaker, but it's inefficient for just one person to use. Therefore, when Steeped Coffee sent me this package I knew that it would be perfect to take to work. I can store the coffee in my desk and simply get hot water from the main office whenever the spirit moves me.

Features:
- 100% Specialty Coffee: No solubles, crystals, or freeze-drying needed
- No Machine: single serve convenience
- Ultrasonically Sealed: no glue or staples
- Precision Ground Coffee: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
- Full Immersion Filter
- Nitro Sealed for Freshness
- Just Add Water
They have five coffees from which to choose, and they are roasted in small batches. Perhaps the most important questions is whether or not their coffees taste good, and I definitely think that they do.

According to Steeped Coffee,

Steeped Coffee bags are filled with fresh, direct trade coffee that's roasted locally in small batches and precision ground to the micron. From Decaf to French roast, we have a blend for you.

We believe that coffee is an experience that starts long before it is steeped in your cup. A quality cup of coffee is not just enjoyable to our taste buds, but is also dependent on the attention to detail from each farmer, the direct trade relationships built to support the communities at origin, and craftsmanship carried through our roasting. Every detail matters and our direct trade coffee allows us to ethically source each bean through growing relationships and buying practices that far exceed Fair Trade minimums. Steeped Coffee invites you to become part of a community that you can be proud of—a movement that cares for each page throughout its story.

We all have a role to play when it comes to the world we live in. At Steeped Coffee we hold these responsibilities with the utmost care, so you don't have to. Our Guilt Free Packaging takes every possible step to ensure that your sacred coffee rituals go unnoticed by the next generation. Each coffee bag is made of a non-GMO food grade biodegradable material that you can drop in your garden or toss in your green bin. Steeped Coffee boxes are made of recycled material that is fully recyclable. And each element of our packaging is utilizing every know innovation that we know about, while also preserving our coffee's quality and freshness. We'll keep doing our best, so by all means leave just your actual footprints wherever your journey takes you.
Blends:

1) Sunrise Blend Light Roast: "The perfect way to start your day right, Sunrise Blend beautifully balances the subtle complexity of cocoa with hints of fruit peeking through. This washed coffee from the Huila region of Columbia is a mix of Castillo and Caturra varieties, pulling together these delicate layers of dark and light.:

Origin: Colombia
Region: Huila
Farm: Various
Variety: Caturra, Castillo
Elevation: 1,100-1,900 meters
Process: Washed

2) California Blend Medium Roast: "Classically inspired, the California Blend is sweet, attractive, and offers the promise of an enjoyable experience. Always welcoming, the balanced acidity and chocolaty body are complemented with aromas of dessert-like sweetness and toasted coconut year around."

Origin: Colombia
Region: Cauca
Farm: Various
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Elevation: 1,700-2,000 meters
Process: Wet-Process

3) Odyssey Dark Roast: "Characterized by its deep structure and full body, the Odyssey Blend yields a dark chocolate flavor and caramelized sweetness for the most inviting of journeys. This dessert like extended-roast uses high-grown, high-density Latin American specialty coffee to achieve its smooth and consistent profile that is both forgiving and well rounded."

Origin: Colombia
Region: Cauca
Farm: Various
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Elevation: 1,700-2,000 meters
Process: Wet-Process

4) Driftwood Blend French Roast: "Smooth and steady, the french roast Driftwood Blend uses caramelization to bring together creamy dark chocolate and dark sugary sweetness for the most delicious of treasures. This high-grown specialty coffee achieves a balance and consistency year around."

Origin: Colombia
Region: Cauca
Farm: Various
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Elevation: 1,700-2,000 meters
Process: Wet-Process

5) Eventide Decaf Swiss Water Processed: "If you want to have all the flavor without the caffeine, Eventide Decaf has never tasted so good. 100% water processed with no chemicals, this single origin decaf has balanced low-toned flavors with just a hint of fruitiness to tie the whole experience together. And besides being delicious on its own, adding cream and sugar only accentuates the molasseses-like characteristics."

Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Sidamo
Farm: Various
Variety: Hierloom
Elevation: 1,700-1,900 meters
Process: Water Processed
Overall Assessment: This is such an ingenious way to brew coffee, and it's perfect to use at home, when traveling and at work. It offers a convenient way to brew a single cup without the need for coffee equipment, and therefore it is utterly fuss-free without sacrificing taste.

$15.00 for a 10 pack from Steeped Coffee (Unaffiliated Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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12 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this - what a cool idea!

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    1. I hadn't either, and it is just so clever! I have a bunch of them in my bag to bring to work!

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  2. I'm not a coffee drinker but my husband is. I think these would be great for him at work since he doesn't like the coffee the office makes.

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    1. It's really a handy and fuss-free way to brew coffee at work. I don't use it at home since I use a French Press, but it is absolutely perfect for my long hours at work!

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  3. I'm not a coffee person, but everyone I know is so I will pass this along!

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    1. It is definitely a tasty and convenient way to drink coffee– especially away from home!

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  4. Perfect to use at work. Love that the bags are biodegradable or compostable. I love the look of the box. Gotta remember this as a holiday gift idea

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    1. Exactly, and that is precisely where I drink it! It's a great holiday gift idea!

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  5. What a great innovation! I really love the idea of these, especially for at work.

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    1. I completely agree, Bailey! That is precisely where I drink it! It is so convenient to keep them stored in my desk!

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  6. I think my husband would get a kick out of trying these. I may have to get him some of the decaf to try.

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