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This is the Cafe Malta brought to you by Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe Malta is a vestal blend, combining coffees that stand up well during long roasting. A great espresso for those who like to drink short, strong, and dark shots with a rich golden crema. A great drip coffee with a rich roasted flavor that excites the dark roast connoisseur. This blend is rich with notes of smoke and dark chocolate.
This coffee is not smoky, chocolate or rich. It's typical south american with unpleasant smell when the bag is first open. The smell was present in the previous bag. WOuld not buy Cafe Malta
Like my last shipment, when I brew this one using a medium-course grind (so my small one-cup drip machine doesn't get its nozzles crusted over), it comes out weak and with an herbal overtone that I don't like. If I fine-grind for espresso, and either brew a smaller amount in my dripper or a larger amount in my gold-filter Melita pour-over, I can get a pretty good flavor. But when I pull an espresso shot in my Barista, it just doesn't taste like espresso, altho the bag says it should work for either espresso or drip. But I loved the bag! If folds down very evenly and crimps well to keep each remaining quantity of beans fresh until you are ready to grind the next small batch. Most bags get all smushy and just don't work well after you first open them.
I think this is the best coffee I've ever had.
a little light & a little bitter
Rich taste, aroma and smoky flavor
Coffee was fine. Not the best nose, a little too skunk for my taste.
This coffee is great! Not bitter at all.
This is a middle of the road dark roast that feels flat on the palate. The subtle chocolate undertones are a bit chalky. The darkness of the roast tries to bolden the flavor, and it does to an extent, but I don’t get a smooth or rich depth of flavor with this coffee. As I said, it’s ok but just kind of flat.
Not much flavor, just flat.
I liked this one better than the 1st one. I enjoyed the flavours.
Rather bitter for my taste.
Amazing! One of the best coffees I've had so far! Very rich & dark - perfect for my espresso machine! :)
Too light for our liking. But, did love the bold flavor
A little too light for my taste. Didn't much care for it as a drip coffee, but made a pretty decent cold brew.
Beans were not fresh when I opened the bag this morning. They were dry, no sign of oil on beans anywhere. Very disappointed in quality.
Not preferred. Has a sour taste.
Not a big fan
Wasn't very bold. Lacked any strong flavors.
Much closer to what I like.
This was good to okay. I gave it an okay as I felt the flavor wasn't bold as the previous two coffees.
Was simply too dark for my liking
Loved it. Perfect balance of bold flavor but low acidity
Bitter!! Backed off the amount of coffee we usually use and it was drinkable but we wouldn’t ever buy it.
Didn't really taste all that great. Gave off a burnt smell.
Dark and a little oily, which was nice, but the overall flavor was somewhat bland, resembling more of a diner coffee.
Loved it. Great cup of coffee.
This roast is delicious too! I have enjoyed all the coffee you have sent and am excited for another roaster to try. I did notice that the Verve seemed to have more oils on the beans which I prefer. I'm not sure if this is a freshness issue or just due to the different type of roast but just thought I'd mention that I like that.
I am updating my subscription to continue getting coffee.
So bitter and acidy! Not one of my favorites.
Light flavor, slightly acidic. Not a fan.
This one has been my favorite so far. It makes an excellent espresso and also a good cup for the aero press. Tastes good both black and with cream.
Found it a little acidic, but it was fine
Jennifer & Charlie
Did not like this at all. Tasted like chocolate milk. Yuck!
of smoke stronger chocolate flavor Not big on the stronger chocolate notes would give it a 3.5 if I could
Good, but not great.
I think I liked it better French Pressed than AeroPressed. It was kind of grassy (?) or acidic at first, but I think I've got a better brewing method, and I'm enjoying it a lot more now.
Send this again!
This is a bit sharp. And it is dry. Notes of wood, smoke, and dry. I was eating some mushrooms sauteed in butter, and this coffee cut through it nicely. That is the sharpness. I prefer coffees that are a bit more roasty and round, but I can't complain about this, it is good quality coffee. Complex.
There was a flavor it it that I didn't really like. Couldn't taste the chocolate. Not nearly as good as last box.
This has been one of my favorites - love the aroma and flavor. An all around win.
This coffee is wonderful. The flavor is very smooth. It's dark and rich. This is one of my favorites.
I enjoyed this roast! I'm still a novice espresso maker, but I liked the boldness and body of it.
Very good coffee. Beat out the last dark roast I got with the rich smoky flavor. Since it's more of a richer flavor, the coffee is smoother when you drink it. Made it using my V60 which made an excellent cup or multiple cups. After taste was similar to the actual taste of the coffee which was good. Overall a good dark roast, may have to try it as expresso.
This is the best coffee I've ever had. I'd like to only receive Kaldi's going forward unless you can recommend another with the same qualities.
Too light for my tastes.
made an awesome espresso, pretty smoky, chocolatey. some steamed and frothy milk was always a great addition. it made awesome lattes.
I did not care for the flavor.
I really didn't like this one. You already sent it to me before. I prefer to try a new coffee each month. Can I send this back?
Not strong and bold enough for me. I want a real espresso taste. It would make a good drip coffee though
Wasn't a huge fan of some of the notes in this coffee.
would prefer something more tailored for french press instead of espresso or drip.
Hands down best coffee you've sent so far. Whatever taste like this, is exactly what I'm looking for
This was good! I could definitely smell and taste the smokiness. I enjoyed it, but definitely liked it better in a latte or cappuccino rather than the aero press.
It was just ok. It went fast so can't remember what I did not like about it. Maybe a creamy or the chocolate taste?? I normally like rich/strong coffees. It did not grind evenly. I blended this with 1/4 portion of Kicking Horse Kick Ass. That blend was pretty good. FYI, I only have a french Press. Thanks looking forward to the Anodyne coffee.
Dark and delicious!
Did not taste good in drip. Ok with press.
This has been my absolute favorite. I have even looked into buying this regularly. It is bold, but has such a smooth finish.
This was very disappointing. Bland and ashy on every well-extracted espresso pull.
Excellent coffee. Very earthy and creamy.
Definitely an espresso bean, didn't get the required strength I like from Chemex.
Loved the bold flavor from the stovetop percolator, and appreciated the more muted but still smooth and rich taste from the drip machine. The description is spot on!
Again, all coffees have been very good. I have t stop using all 5 stars on my ratings so this one gets a 4.
Haven't tried it as an espresso yet, but it's good with a Chemex! Not getting the dark chocolate, but certainly smoky.
Enjoying this very much. Like this hot in my French press but tried it as a cold brew last week and it was potently delicious!
Not bad at all. Smooth, but benefits from a splash of cream.
Love this! Smooth and rich.
Good...but not a favorite...smoky... but chocolate...not so much
We like it better than the second bag of coffee, but still not as good as the first. Maybe it's the smoky flavor that detracts?
Bunny & Bunny
My favorite so far! Dark and delicious. Thank you!
Awesome flavor, slightly nutty. Would highly recommend.
Only discernible flavor is burned wood. Lifeless.
Was worried about the smoke notes in description but coffee was excellent. Really smooth and well balanced. Like this one a lot.
Nice afternoon cup
Perfectly acidic and dark. This is great alone or with some soy or almond milk. Lots of flavor. Not too roasty or burnt.
good flavor, very smooth
Great stuff! I had to adjust my water ratio a little bit since this one was so dark but once I got it right bam! Delicious chocolate notes that can't do you wrong...
Cafe Malta was good I could not say it was better or worse than the previous roast. I would call equal to the previous roast. I would put this coffee in the roast category. There was no acidic or sour flavors. The beans are pretty much on par with what I typically drink.
Just didn't have anything special about its flavor.
Nice and rich.
One of the best coffees that I have had!
Very roasty but I enjoyed the chocolateyness of it.
Loved this one!
Cara and Alex
Smooth, decently balanced but a little thin. We tasted more of a toffee flavor than chocolate. A short finish, but nice color and crema.
Perspective: this is the first coffee I've ever had without tons of cream and sugar so my tastes are...evolving. This was not a horrible coffee to drink though the bitterness was a bit strong. I really don't like smoke as a taste in any food but was willing to try. Didn't taste any chocolote notes at all but that's probably my taste buds not recognizing nuanced flavor yet. Overall ok.
Smooth and first pot was a little light. I think I would like it a tad stronger for mornings.
This coffee has a distinct, sweet smell, but I'm having trouble pinpointing the flavor profiles I'm getting out of both shots and pourovers. I think the "smokey" notes are a little overpowering, and I'm not really getting any chocolate taste out of it as a result. Would definitely prefer something less smokey next time around.
Dear Seth, THIS coffee. Man. What can I say? It's very very very good, we loved it.
Smooth, easy to drink, chocolatey. The office enjoyed this one a lot!
This one was tasty! It was very rich and I liked the hint of smoke.
Really nice again, enjoyed the chocolatey notes.
This coffee falls a little flat for me. I like the aroma, and it starts with a nice dark roasted flavor with some baking chocolate, but doesn't go any farther. This coffee really wakes up with some sweetness from a cookie or donut, but on its own I think it lacks a little depth.
Nice chocolate bitterness on the sides, this coffee is a bit flat as a drip cup. I couldn't taste or smell much complexity. However, that was not true in a mocha pot, were the singleness of the flavor seemed rich and deep.
Smells good but too toasted or roasty for us when we drink it.
I like this one more than the Dillanos, but I am learning i like slightly lighter roasts.
Almost tastes as good as coffee smells!
a little too dark for my taste. very strong. probably delicious for an espresso. but okay for aero-press.
Rich flavor. Mild smoke on the finish
Very smooth, great body
this has been a solid cup of coffee! Great for drip coffee, and excellent cold!
Really enjoy this coffee on my drive into work. Isn't bitter, very rich flavor, and tastes great even to my girlfriend (who isn't big on coffee at all)
I like it.
I found it to be too light. I made it twice, the second time I cut down on the water to coffee ratio and it was still too light
There is very little depth to the flavor. The coffee tastes pretty flat, borderline burnt.
Very good coffee. A little darker roast that I would usually shy away from. I'm glad I'm enjoying it!!
Too strong for my liking.
The beans are dark brown and oily with a smoky and deep scent. I smelled a hint of cinnamon, too. The coffee brewed into a deep brown color (not black) and, while it was fairly balanced, I tasted an earthiness that I didn't expect. I enjoyed this blend and would try it again.
I didn't really care for this one. I thought it was kind of bitter.