This is the Fast Track Blend brought to you by Good Folks Coffee. This espresso blend is a combination of coffees from Brazil, Honduras, and Tanzania. Dark brown sugar, caramel, roasted nuts and semi-sweet chocolate best describe what we taste, and we think it tastes great on its own or even with a little bit of milk.
A solid blend with medium-heavy body and balanced flavors throughout. Bakers chocolate sweetness is certainly noticeable. Good coffee overall, but lacks exciting tasting notes in the acidity. Nothing especially special or surprising in the tasting notes.
Flavor was lacking once brewed. Beans smelled great but when ground and brewed the flavor was lost.
I really liked this coffee! This was the very first time I got to grind my own coffee beans and it was a game changer. This blend had a deeply nutty and rich flavor!
Nicely balanced - definitely could taste the caramel notes.
Too light. Not enough flavor, prefer a darker roast
It's good, but I think maybe a little too sour/tart overall for my taste. A little milk helps balance it out, but on it's own I think the Fast Track has a little too much of the semi-sweet chocolate. Perhaps my Aeropress process just does not mesh well with this coffee.
For the record, I grind about 30g of the beans as fine as I can and add them to my Aeropress. I pour in about 100g of water at 195 degrees and stir for 15 seconds, then plunge to extract the espresso.
If you have comments about a better process, please let me know. Thanks!
Nice crema and earthy smell. Tartness (which I tend to like) overtakes the chocolate and nutty flavors, but they are still there. On the richer, fuller side but am looking for more.
Phenomenal. I'm not given to strong language, but Great Odin's Beard this coffee was delicious.
Love it. Would not enjoy if it was any lighter. Great flavor and aroma. Don't send anything with a lighter roast than this, a little darker would be great.
Justin & Kelly
a little too light, and little too nutty! But we still are enjoying it!
I really liked this coffee. I loved the balance of the flavor notes. It wasn't too acidic and had a really good body to it. Overall I loved this coffee.
Excellent blend. Good example of a dense medium roast. Notes of chocolate, maple syrup and nuttiness delivered very smoothly. Found it to be a little bit lacking in punch as an espresso but really shines as an aeropress.
Roast Level: Perfect.
Flavor as an espresso: Perfect. Couldn't have asked for a smoother espresso.
Flavor as a latte: Adding some milk for a latte took away its smoothness and made it feel a bit bland.
Tasting Notes : The cocoa and maple notes weren't strong enough. It still made an excellent cup of coffee. Would be willing to try a coffee that has more vibrant notes.
The taste fell flat. Packaging was nice.
Strong flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, caramelized sugar, and a mild hint of berries. Preferred it in a latte, but would drink as straight espresso as well.
Smooth and balanced, though a bit tame for us. Looking for something with a slightly bigger/bolder taste.
I could not figure out how to dial in this espresso. Every pull tasted weak.
Espresso was good, not great
This coffee while tasted okis not something we would seek out. Not really memorable in any way.
It's good, not great. I've had coffees with better chocolate notes, the maple was nice, not too much. Not something I'd buy again for myself.
This was a great coffee. The roast is nice. I would be open to a roast that is a little darker next time as well, just to mix it up (not oily dark, though). I like the chocolate and nutty flavors. I appreciate that it is not bitter, or floral. Good pick!
Brewed as espresso, the shot presents with strong toasted sugars and chocolate flavors. Shot pours with a lot of crema. Would do again though prefer a bit less in the sugar/caramel notes.
Nutty. Messed with the grind to pick up other tones. Chocolate, Semi-Sweet. No Bitterness
Very good. Coffee is smooth and has good depth.
Well balanced, slight chocolaty notes, not quite as full bodied as I would have liked but over all enjoyed it.
It was good, but would like more robust flavors. I am using the coffee to make espresso at home.
I think it didn't seem full/rich enough. Maybe I would like a darker roast, flavor wise.
This was great! We made it on our espresso machine and loved it! Would love to try other similar coffees from your company.
I liked the flavor profile but this was actually a little light for my tastes. I found that with a little cream, this lost a lot of that richness.
Good balanced espresso. Smooth finish and good chocolate flavors.
Good, lots of nuttiness. Would prefer a little more well rounded flavor.
This was great as an espresso. Smooth and no bitterness. The nutty flavor was a little overwhelming for my taste, but it didn't ruin it for me
Nathan and Liz
Good - not super flavorful though.
Definitely strong chocolate flavor. Smell upon opening box, caramel, chocolate, and nutty. Perfect for cold mornings.
Wasn’t very good
This was a delicious cup of coffee. This was a coffee I could see myself drinking every day. Loved the rich flavor without the bitterness.
Very good! Tried it in a moka pot, french press, and chemex. I love the flavor profile and really enjoy it. I do feel like it turns bitter rather quickly each sip--there's a bunch of great nuttiness up front, but it quickly dissipates. A version of this with a little less edge and a more full-bodied sip would be 5 stars for me.
Balanced, smooth, chocolatey, earthy--would like it a little less citrusy
Morgan & Karen
We liked the coffee, great choice, I know this might limit our options but we would like decaf for the next shipment, we can be more detailed on the next coffee selection
Good flavor, pulled shots easily
The coffee was good. I’m not too big on the maple taste, I feel it was the most distinct than the other flavors.
I did find the coffee nice and rich, but a little too bitter for me. I added sugar, which I prefer not to do. Open to suggestions.
Fantastic espresso shots, I didn't realize I had the power to make such great cappuccinos and lattes til made them with this coffee.
Full bodied but definitely not nutty. A bit on the citrus side. Prefer something with a little robusta in it.
very good. liked the lingering dark chocolate after taste. nice body. a bit to citrus y at the first sip. probably like a slight darker roast. also i was sent espresso. i tend to make mostly aeropress.
Made excellent espresso
This was a good espresso. Can't say anything outstanding about it but I enjoyed it. Well rounded, easy drink and dark chocolatey but lacked the sweetness.
Good coffee - touch of citrus? Not as chocolate or caramel as I expected, but rich just the same.
We've enjoyed a couple cups so far and are pleased. It's not as robust as we are typically used to, but the flavor notes are on point. This is a great "everyone will love this" espresso!
Nutty to the point of being bitter. The coffee also tastes of apple.
Ariel and Donovan
Good coffee, but this was a little light for mine and my husband's taste.
Full body taste
Love this flavor.
Roast was great. The smell was super nice. The flavor was on point. I got to try something new and I liked it. :) Thanks so much for doing a great job.
Haven't been able to find the sweet spot with this roast. It is very light with very subtle flavors. Semi-sweet is a good descriptor as it is dry with slight sweetness. Each cup so far has left me wanting for something a little more exciting.
Really easy to pull consistent tasty shots. Milk chocolate with the occasional hint of fruit, slightly sweet. A comfort coffee.
I really liked this blend it doesn't have a ton of standout flavors put pulls really easy and consistently.
This coffee is fantastic. Lots of nutty, rich flavor. Smells wonderful when brewed.
It is tougher to make espresso with, as the ground seems very sensitive to grind size changes and tamping pressure changes, can make a large variation in pressure on the machine. May be better to try one that is more suited for espresso.
I love me some fresh deliciuos coffee.. the body itself is so rich and smooth & I pulled two shots of espresso and they were fantastic & deliverd beautiful crema..
Very good, not super bold. Medium weight, golden caramel flavors, some acidity
It was good but I would have liked a stronger, nuttier flavor for my lattes
Really enjoyed it! Very smooth and light, easy to drink!
I couldn't quite get the crema I wanted from these beans. I would comment on the flavor, but allergies, coupled with a sinus infection, impacted my sense of taste for almost the entire month of me going through the bag...
I like the taste of this coffee in general. It is a bit light for me though.
great flavour and good strength
I would prefer a bit more of a fruity flavor to the coffee.
One of our favorites
This is really smooth with a touch of sweet at the end. I don't like a lot of sweetness and this was perfect. It was very nice poured over ice.
Nutty flavors. Very much satisfied with the selection. It would help if misto box provides optimum brew temperature pressure, coffee input weight vs output to give us a baseline to experimenting .
not for me
The taste doh! So good and does the job.
The beans ground much coarser than others, even on my grinder's finest setting. I could never really pull a good shot.
It's good but bit simple.
This was very good coffee. It tasted very rich and creamy.
A little bit too simple for my taste. I would prefer something with a little stronger flavor.
it was very smooth.
Flavor is distinct but not overwhelming. Chocolate notes are apparent. Would not be my "go to", but definitely would drink again.
Full, rich and tasty! Great coffee!
We like this blend. It seams balanced.
Bad is harsh - but while the coffee was smooth - it was kind of flavorless. I have preferred Counter Culture Big Trouble or 49th Parallel Old School/Middle School Espresso flavor profiles.
this was ok. i may have had one shot that was about a 4, but nothing special and nothing bad
Not much flavor to this one- all the flavors that I love in espresso are there (the hazelnut and chocolate)but barely noticeable.- No real body to the coffee either. All in all a bland coffee.
It was sweeter than I normally prefer. I also would like to dry a slightly darker roast.
Flavorful medium roast coffee
Really good overall. Pretty much spot on flavor profile for the espresso milk drinks I usually make.
Excellent flavor. Not too strong, but still tastes like a good coffee. Mixes well with milk for lattes and cortados.
Delicious. Love it.
Maybe a little more roast than the previous but very similar to the others. Better as an americano than an espresso.
Fast Track is one of the best espressos I've ever brewed. It pairs perfectly with milk and has all the right flavors. Big thumbs up to these beans.
Fine... I think as the description implies why there was nothing that really stood out.
Made for better espresso than press.
We like this espresso. The color of the bean is nice and it's good in a latte. We found that we were making it as strong as we could to bring out more flavor.
A nice, sweet blend with various taste notes, which makes it interesting. It's not up there with my favorites, but it's very good for serving guests with different palates.
Love this blend for a wide array of espresso based drinks. Makes for a perfect espresso. The flavors aren't too overpowering allowing you to add flavors of your own, if you prefer.
Great coffee. Love the taste when prepared as straight espresso. Sweet with a slightly nutty taste. Would purchase again // Espresso Machine: La Marzocco Linea Mini // Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly // Grind Level: 9.4
Flavor is good, but blend seems manipulated for an overly strong chocolate/sweet taste.
Full bodied and easy drinking. Not as complex as other ones we have tried with less tasty notes at the back of palate