This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Zoka Coffee Roasting Co will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
This is the Hidden City brought to you by Zoka Coffee Roasting Co. Simple and straightforward, this coffee is intended to appeal to a wide audience of dark roast lovers. We think this coffee has syrupy and rich notes of roasted nuts, caramel and smoke.
I wanted to like this one based on the description, especially the "smoke" notes. But it's too bitter. I tried various grinds, going coarser than usual, but it still had an overpowering bitter aftertaste.
Too oily, weak flavor, did not like. Please do not send again. Thank you.
This coffee was an amazing brew. By far our favorite bag that we've received so far.
It was ok. Wasn't the best. A bit more bitter than the previous roast.
This is literally the best coffee I’ve ever had! So well balanced. Make amazing espresso.
Good for a pot of French Roast but not good for espresso
A little too bitter for my liking.
The flavor was generally good but I tasted bitterness. This was not as smooth as the first coffee.
6/10 Mostly meh. Dark flavor but not as dark as I like
Too dark for my taste
I am a fan of smoky darker roasts for my Lattes. The more robust the flavor profile, the more espresso taste that comes through in the Latte. I really liked Hidden City for this reason.
Smooth, rich, full bodied
I like this, and so far it is my favorite of the 3 coffees I have tried. The espresso taste is full, bold, and rounded. Good flavors, smooth round notes and lower acidity at the back when swallowed.
Not a big fan of the smoky, earthy flavor
Loved the smell and low acidity.
Not a big fan of French roast, but I was not too bad! It was slightly bitter and had a bit too much earthiness that translated to slightly dirty. It was however one of the best French roasts we have ever had. Kudos to Koka coffee for making a French we could actually drink maybe even regularly?!?
We loved this coffee!
Very very bitter
Didn’t like this. Seemed overroasted and acrid. Not sure if a bad batch but we didn’t like it at all
Did not like at all
Enjoyed Good solid flavor
I really do not like dark roasts, please do not send again
Nice full bodied, beans look a bit oily or over roasted but still enjoyed it.
Had a hard time with the recipe but it's a good dark roast.
I like coffees with that bold smoky essence
It must be this bag. Tastes like soap
Was good, appreciated the roundness but overall unremarkable
Very bitter no matter how hard I tried to dial it in. Smoky tasting, felt burnt as wel
a little oily
Amazing! Bold but subtle flavor and such a smooth taste overall.
This is one of my favorites. There is a prominent smokiness (but not the only taste), with a dark, rich flavor that is not too thick or heavy in body. It doesn't strike me as tasting sweet, yet there is some sweetness. Very good.
Started off good but was very bitter. My husband didn’t like it much. I wouldn’t purchase again.
Too acidic. Please do not send me this coffee anymore.
Very good french roast, with a nice nutty finish. Has a nice bite to it.
I do not care for this coffee. Please remove from my rotation. Thanks
Most roasty so far
Favorite so far, not as smokey
Great coffee. Sweet (not overly) and warm without taking away from the beauty of ‘regular coffee’
This is usually one of my favorite coffees but this bag is extremely bitter. I made two pots and it was very bitter both times. Hopefully it’s a one off.
We love this. It is our number 1
not as smooth as some of the others i've received
Tasty cup, but missing something. Well rounded, but laid back.
Great. I love this...
Didn't seem to have much flavor or body to it. We tried increasing the amount of coffee, but it didn't help. Not much there there, I'm afraid to say.
Super dark, almost burnt flavor. Not my favorite, but not terrible either.
My wife and I thought this coffee was too smokey.
Pretty OK. not a whole lot of additional flavor outside of coffee.
This was great
Rich smoky flavors
The coffee itself s good. Smooth and smoky, but the seal on the bag is a pain and doesn't work. Taking from the whole experience.
This is a good full body coffee, very light in bitterness and low acidity. I have brewed with chemex, clever, and espresso machine. The tasting notes they claim are accurate: notes of molasses and pecan are well defined the finishing notes: I might be picking up the caramel but its light. The smokiness is light to medium. Overall this is a good french roast and a pleasure to drink.
Rich flavour, delicate caramel notes. I would try this again.
Not my thing. Good notes. Too light for me
Like the dark, smoky flavor that has some sweetness. One of the best coffees I have had.
It's was ok. But very simple flavor profile.
Smells great. I pick up caramel and roasted scents. I taste nutty, pecans, and a bold finish.
Wowza is this one dark and smoky!
This was my favorite coffee so far. The bold, smoky taste really resonated.
Really good dark, flavorful coffee. Bold, slightly smoky, and with noticeable caramel hints. I really enjoyed this coffee. I was a little nervous feeling the beans through the outside of the package because they seemed hard and pebble-y like the consistency of a light roast, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it to find nice dark, oily and aromatic beans. Overall, quite enjoyable.
Very rich and flavorful. The roast is nice and holds up to creamer. Do not like the smokey aftertaste at all. We tend to like a rich, nutty and creamy flavor profile without smoke and this has a very smokey finish.
This is great strong coffee.
Good smoky cup of coffee, maybe a hair darker than I prefer
This is what I was looking for in a coffee. The smoky and caramel flavors are present without being overpowering. I would love more coffees like this one
I don't think I like this brand of coffee. The description sounds beautiful but the taste just isn't there.
Fantastic. Full-bodied. Excellent with a bit of cream. The smokey caramel notes are to die for.
Favorite so far!
Wonderfully smoky and has a cocoa flavor to it. I could drink this every day!
Absolutely love this coffee! This has that nice dark roast taste I look for and finishes up with an awesome smokey flavor. I joined Mistobox to find gems like this one, Samantha thank you for listening to my feedback and finding me an amazing coffee!!!
Mild but nice flavor.
Excellent. Not overwhelming caramel, syrup taste. Good in a drip.
It smells amazing and I love that it comes in a resealable bag, but on brewing, regardless of style the flavor falls a little flat for me
Um wow. I needed this dark, nutty, delicious roast in my cup this morning. Had to bring the temp down to about 89C, and absolutely loving this.
Delicious! Flavorful with a smooth finish.
Very bitter. I've even tried brewing this through a Chemex with their filters that guarantee no bitter coffee. Still bitter. This coffee would be great if it weren't so bitter. It does have a nice bold flavor and you can taste the nutty roast a little, but the bitterness overwhelms all of that.
A good, solid coffee that I could drink every day, but it's not magical.
This coffee is robust and we are enjoying the blend
Excellent balance of bold and flavorful.
Amazing dark roast
Good base coffee flavor but not much that distinguished it for me after that.
I liked the first coffee better. The French roast had a bolder flavor-- I liked its richness. Hidden city was more sour than acidic. I felt it was neither very burnt or roasty. I am interested in a dark coffee with more intensity.
Love the dark flavor and rich notes!
We didn't feel like this lived up to the tasting notes. We had high expectations after reading the notes but the actual flavor fell a little flat.
Nice bold but rich flavor, nice aroma
Solid coffee. Good flavors.
Hi Seth. I like the coffee, but perhaps it was a little on the sour-side. I think I've got a low-tolerance for that, hence the cream or milk. Let me know if you have specific questions about my experience.
I like the previous beans, french roast, a little better. This may be too smoky for my taste. Still enjoying!
Lacking flavor, little too smoky
Excellent bold coffee
not as good the 2nd time, hard to dial in the brew strength
This a solid everyday dark roast. It isn't my favorite, but it is pleasant.
Smooth, chocolatey and rich without being bitter. Great as cold brew.
I enjoyed this coffee. The nutty flavors were quite nice. The slight sweetness from the molasses and caramel was different and enjoyable.
Love it! I've been a subscriber for over a year and first time I've wanted to order more!!
I don't care as much for the nut flavor. overall enjoyable coffee.
Excellent full flavor. Nice smoke without being overpowering. Rich caramel. Just a well rounded and full flavored coffee
This was good. Not great. the Dillanos was really nice, this was good. I was able to get consistent shots and the crema was really thick... just didn't like the flavor quite as much as the first coffee (Dillanos). I think the roast was a little too dark for me. i tended to taste only the roast but wasn't able to pick up on many of the coffee flavors, like I was with the Dillanos.
Enjoyed this one okay. Thanks.
Great taste, but doesn't hold up well against cream and sweetener.
I am enjoying this pick quite a bit. It tastes as described. Bolder, heavier lots of mouth feel. I'm satisfied after the second cup.
I'm going to try using a bit less coffee in the brew and see how that goes.
I would probably enjoy a coffee that is between the last two, but this one can certainly be repeated.