This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Thou Mayest will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
The Wild Child was carefully roasted for you by Thou Mayest. Grown by the various small holder producers in the Sidamo region at 1,900 - 2,000 meters, this fully washed coffee is a perfect example of why we love coffees from Ethiopia. The cup is bright and vibrant with fruity and floral notes that are sure to excite the palate.
I had trouble getting a good extraction via a V60 with this coffee. Tried a few different grind variations, but it fell flat most times. My best success was with an AeroPress. The floral notes came out in the smell and it was very pleasant on the palate.
I really liked this. It tasted darker to me than “fruity and bright”. I made my grind thicker for my asropress and that helped a little. I used it as an espresso for some lattes and it worked really well with that. My favorite is when I can taste more berry (especially blueberry).
I wanted to venture into lighter roasts to identify more of the tastes I like. Strong dark roasts are still my favorite, but I really like this coffee too. I'd like to continue to taste a wide variety of coffees.
Felt a little too light. Tried to make it several different ways (aero press, chemex, coffee pot) still fell flat
This was probably the best coffee I've tried in over 2 years of single origin coffee subscriptions. Such a unique peppery note, with great warm stonefruit and an earthy floral base. Not too bright, but very well balanced. Will definitely be ordering again.
everything about this is our FAVORITE!!
My wife thought it was too acidic. I liked it though.
I enjoyed it best when it was pressed.
This one was delicious! I’ve been getting more and more into the lighter roasts. I really enjoyed the delicate floral, fruity flavor profile. Will be ordering this again.
Very light roast. Might be amazing with the right setup, but wasn't able to get the best extraction out of it
Top 3 of the coffees we’ve tried. Very smooth and tasty.
Nice and mellow with a pleasant acidity. Bit of plum, wood and lemon. Not overly fruity and I wouldn't say floral. Solid breakfast coffee but not amazing by itself. Does make a very nice iced coffee using the Aeropress over ice.
One of the coffees that really surprised me recently. Great flap or profile and aroma.
Im not a fan of anything floral. Tasted like a cup of flowers to me.
Tasty. Just a little too fruity for my liking. Definitely has some tangy notes to it
Very good !
Best one yet! Fruity and strong/bold - delicious.
Deep, rich, sweet, smooth with delicious acidic notes
I’d give this one a 3.5. It wasn’t as bright as I like, but still a pleasant, I guess nutty flavor? I was never really good at articulating these types of things!
As Described - Maybe a hair bright for me , but good. Also, I might have not got the grind size dialed.
Not bright or floral
I would order this again, but not a knockout Ethiopian.
possibly the best coffee ive ever had. holy smokes
Good stuff this one!
Really bad flavors. Every cup I've made so far tastes almost disgusting whether drip, aeropress, or French press.
Quite good. Smooth.
Just my style
Delightful flavor, ordered to brew on August 15th to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock!
We celebrated the Wild Child in all of us!
Was delightful. My friends liked it even more. Will stay in the lineup.
But but a tiny bit sweet too sweet
This is so smooth and vibrant
It's a good cup of coffee, but nothing is really remarkable about it. Nothing sticks out.
This was excellent, I was surprised how much I like it because I'm not traditionally a fan of floral flavoring but i think the fruits helped balance the possible overpowering of the floral taste.
love the art
Really enjoying this treasure so far. My first Ethiopian and I am using Kalita on a medium/fine grind, 1:15 ratio. Super clear, bright florals coming through.
It was just ok
I was extremely excited to try this offering from Thou Mayest, but was utterly disappointed by a lack of vibrancy, clarity, and refreshing characteristics that are expected from an Ethiopian coffee. Not only was each cup underwhelming, I was unable to get anywhere near the ballpark of notes that the roaster describes. Perhaps I had a bad batch or an off-roast, but I was disappointed by this bag.
It was ok, but not the flavor profile that I particularly enjoy.
I definitely preferred the darker roast over this.
Just as advertised, very bright & fruity. Was afraid of floral notes being too overpowering (not a fan of them), but I didn’t really notice any. I also lean more towards naturals vs washed, but this was one just really good!
Really enjoyed this coffee. Bright and fruity
Eric and Laura
Not quite as yummy as the COAVA ETHIOPIA, but darn close. The floral, earthy notes were very yummy paired with the fruit notes.
I really loved the fruit and floral notes of this coffee! Very smooth.
I agree with the description - bright and vibrant with fruity and floral notes!
one of my favs so far
Perfect level of fruityness.
Daniel and Gwen
Very bright and was good but of the three I have had it has been my least favorite. Not as fruity as I had hoped.
Fruity and/or floral and/or delicious
The light bright flavor of this espresso was my favorite
Excellent! Very bright. A sunshiny, floral cup. Dig it.
A bit bitter.
I received La Ceiba on Friday, 10/12. I'm going to receive this today, Monday 10/15. I'm signed up for a weekly plan. Three days is way too quick, this coffee is just going to sit for several days.
This has been my favorite so far! Very bright, can really taste all the notes - like honeydew and blueberry!
We loved this one, and thought it was much more what we have been hoping to get from Mistobox. Thanks so much for your messages. This one is interesting how you can see in the beans that it is a darker roast blended with a lighter roast! We definitely have been getting a floral taste. Thanks for your help!
Very good, but almost too light. A great choice from time to time, but not an everyday drinker
average. Description sounds better than reality
Not a fan; too light and not much flavor.
I did not get fruity or bright. It was a light bodied coffee with some slight floral but it was lacking in body, depth and flavor.
Really liking this one so far. Nice and bright but not too acidic.
This coffee is excellent. Tasting notes are complex while also complementing each other well. Worked well on Espresso and V60. One of the better cups of coffee I have had in a while.
Couldn’t get this to work for me consistently. It was ok at best.
If I could do 1/2 ratings I would. I think this is a pretty solid cup of coffee. Light, a bit fruity, mild finish.
This one had a good flavor but wore off very quickly.
Perfect roast. Earthy, clean caramel notes. Would order it again.
Really like this one! Complex flavor, nice caffeine kick.
Fruity/floral notes not as vibrant and bright as advertised when brewed via Chemex, but still a very good cup of coffee.
This coffee is excellent - I love the fruity, slightly acidic end notes.
My new favorite coffee at first sip!
Sweet flavor, not bad. Good for a bright sunny day, especially iced
Definitely taste the fruit but has a bit of bitterness. Not one of our favorites so far
This was a little too acidic for me.
Really loved this bag. The type of brightness and acidity I love. Thanks!
The coffee was great! It was definitely bright and fruity - which is our tastes completely!
It took 2 tries brewing to get the full flavor - but once we did, we loved it!
Light roast that pours looking between light and medium. Complex, lemon seasoned tea flavors slowly give way to an unsweetened fruity finish. Better with a muffin or scone than with a bagel.
Brew methods: drip & French Press.
Really liked this coffee because it was lighter and had some fruity type flavors but still had a lot of flavor.
Really good. Very comparable to the Klatch Breakfast Blend.
It's got a great middle and end. I've enjoyed it!
Very tasty! Very light and made a nice easy cup.
LOVED this one.
Interesting bean smell, but very enjoyable flavors
Delicious and bright cup of coffee. Super smooth and very drinkable.
Loved it, thank you!
Only want beans for espresso, please
Just OK. Never really popped with any super fruity notes like I was expecting from a single origin Ethiopian. I’m really looking for that “tea-like” fruitiness from somewhere like Ethiopia or Kenya. Thanks for continuing to introduce me to awesome new coffees!
Hazy Brew, very drinkable and very smooth.
Funky smell right when opening bag was a bad sign.
Quality beans, just nothing special about it. There's not a lot of flavors to this coffee.
Harder to dial in, but excellent citrus flavor.
It's a great South American coffee! But a downright terrible Ethiopian. :( I've brewed it at a few different grinds on both a v60 and the Bonmac Pro and all I can find is ceaseless chocolate and buttered toast. Sometimes if I breathe out at the right point in my sip I can catch a little bit of brightness before it's squashed by roast. This is the darkest "light" roast I've seen outside of Asia.
Full Disclosure: My package got lost in a polar vortex somewhere in the Virginias and was MIA for a few days... though I'd have trouble believing the lack of fruit in my cup is from being a week off roast or getting trapped in a frozen truck.
Not a failure though. Great in brownies.
I didn't pick up the juicy notes I normally get from Sidamo, but this coffee was pretty good overall. It definitely took time to nail down the right brew method, and it was pretty finicky, but it worked well on the Clever and Aeropress.
By the appearance of the bean, it was obvious that this was a light roast. Coffee shipped fresh. Taste was VERY citrusy. In fact, it was almost overpowered by a taste of lemon. Couple this lemon taste with the light roast and it almost reminded me of some teas. Taste was 'light and bright' and could be recommended as a decent coffee to start the day, but not my favorite for the above mentioned reasons. Likely would not go out of my way to purchase.
Delicious. Starts out with bright citrus notes. Has a subtle tea quality. As it cools there's nice lingering sweetness.
Nice as espresso at higher temp brew
This coffee was pretty good. It took more effort than normal to fine tune grind size and water temp before I was able to detect the fruity note to this. I don't think I'd characterize this coffee as particularly bright--to me it had a subtle flavor but was still pleasant.
Really delicious with our new pour over. Love it!
I preferred my previous coffee as it was smoother.
The coffee was o.k. - not super exciting in any way for my taste buds. Seemed a bit finicky with my kalita wave, but was still drinkable.
Has a pleasant strong jasmine floral smell with a hint of cinnamon when brewed. The taste itself is bright and mostly floral with a nice lemon citrus aftertaste. It gets even better as it cools and you start to get some of the grape-like fruit flavor as well. Excellent coffee; one of the best I’ve had!
Really didn’t enjoy this at all. Bumped up my next shipment date just to get away from this one.
A great cup of coffee. All the upfront brightness of Ethiopian beans and then it gets surprisingly complex with fruit and floral tones.
Very different from what I'm used too. Very Floral, and some fruit.
This has been one of my favorite coffees so far, it was smooth and sweet and consistent. Not bitter or sour. I usually don't prefer blends over single origin but I feel like I'm partial to Ethiopian beans. I would drink this one again.
This has been my favorite so far!
We did not care for the aftertaste. We had high hopes for this cup but it had very earthy yet chalky undertones. Not a good match for us. We think the roast level may have overpowered the bean.
I do like this coffee a lot. It has a fruit forward profile with some berry and melon at the front, but it does get a little bit tart on the back of the tongue. That being said, its a really good cup of coffee. I love the roast (a perfect light-medium). I also caught some floral notes on the nose in the cup.
This was very good!
Sweet and smooth, I enjoyed this one but I had a hard time picking out any interesting flavor notes. Solid but not particularly exciting.
Really interesting coffee, balanced acidity with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, reminded me of a chai tea. By far my favorite coffee while on Misto
a few years ago I traveled to the upper peninsula of Michigan ... I know it sounds weird, but this cup brought back hidden memories: wild dark berries, dark honey and the smell of field flowers. this coffee totally suprised me in a good way! from the aroma from the bag to the grind, to the pourover to the cup. when you drink it, take your time -- it releases more flavors as it cools. And for a bonus, treat yourself to an iced pourover! So good!
-- who knew such good coffee could come from KC MO!
I did not enjoy this particular selection. It was flat and lacked the fruitiness I enjoy.
Made great bright espresso. This coffee is certainly fruity too. I am very happy to have this in my cup.
Loved this one! Very fruity
It was good, but not as flavorful as I would've expected.
Average but enjoyable
This coffee was just not good. It tasted under-roasted and unbalanced, giving me flavors of either sharp hay or woody fruit rinds. My assumption is that this coffee was from a bad batch.
I'm always partial to Ethiopian coffees. This is a very interesting roast to me as it's different than other Ethiopians in some ways. It makes a really smooth cup, where I'm used to a bit more citrus and acidity from the region. It definitely still has fruity notes, but leans towards berry and less citrus. I'm also tasting subtle notes of smooth Swiss chocolate, cardamom and cinnamon. It all balances together nicely.
This coffee tastes amazing!
Nothing too complex about it, but I like how fruity and pleasant it is. A very enjoyable coffee that I would drink again. I liked the roast on this one better than my first coffee. The floral aspects were very nice and were similar to my first coffee. I'm more of a single origin person, but this is a very nice blend
very tasty and easy to drink. LOVE Ethiopian beans!
Solid cup. Bright and floral.
I think this one is my favorite so far. Great combination of floral and fruity flavors. I might ran out of coffee before the next delivery :)
First off, the packaging is incredibly beautiful. Second, the coffee is everything it is described to be. I am a huge fan of Ethiopian coffee, so this is perfect. Very happy.
This was a great blend. For whatever reason I am sometimes suspicious of blends vs. single origins, but this was nice and light with definite floral and fruity notes. Being a blend, I can't get much more specific that fruity and floral on the taste notes, but it was delicious. I actually don't know if this would be considered a medium or light roast, but I enjoyed the roast level. If there's anything to improve on, I'd say I would have appreciated more boldness of flavor as the floral and fruity flavors were there but barely discernible.
I made a batch of cold brew, it was awesome. I think Wild Child is my favorite so far from my Subscription so far.
Excellent!!! In my top 2 coffees I've ever had...can't go wrong with this coffee!
Loved the notes!
Loved the nose on this!
Damn near perfect.
tastes a bit like tomatoes - but it seems that if I backed off the quantity in my pour over that went away. Really interesting coffee - lots of fruit flavors and it stays on the sweeter side of what I like. Finding coffees like this is exactly why I have Misto.
Sometimes I can taste some interesting notes but other times it's fairly plain. Not a huge fan but we will drink it
More floral than I remember
This coffee offered exactly what I look for in coffees: acidity, floral notes, and bright fruity flavors!
We've liked all of the ones we've had so far, but we didn't favor this one from Thou Mayest. Which is a bummer, because we normally really enjoy their coffees.
The coffee was somewhat flat, lacking in vibrance. And it had a soapy, porous mouthfeel. It was vaguely vegetal and perhaps, "gravy-like". There was no prominent or developed acidity, and just kind of tasted baked/stalled out. It did have some lemony qualities, but just didn't seem well developed.
That said, this was obviously a different roast approach than what we have been accustomed to, so it was great to be able to try something different. We wonder if it was an off roast. Looking forward to trying the next box!
Best coffee mistobox has sent thus far. very very good. tons of flavor, great as a flash iced pour over. Great job!
This was definitely my favorite coffee so far! Full of flavor and had the most consistent taste over time as well!
I liked the complexity of this coffee. It had a little more roast on it, it actually made a fantastic cold brew and iced coffee. Lots of floral came out in the cool cup.
Interesting flavor I have not encountered before. Strong floral notes up front with just a hint of fruit. The finish is almost vegetative and grassy. This would be more of a "in the mood for" type coffee vs. a daily drinker.
It's really good! It's citrusy and easy to drink, and definitely has more exciting flavors than the first coffee.
Really have enjoyed this coffee. I cant quite put my finger on why I dont like it as much as the last roast that was sent. I think it has some deep "grape(y)" notes I'm not diggin. But all in all this is still pretty much right up my alley.
Not a bad coffee but a bit too floral for my taste, which almost came across more as notes of the plant stalk, not the fruitiness. I really struggled to find a good cup with this one and not to nit pick the packaging, but it didn't contain a ton of information that might help me make a better cup. Not bad, just not great.
This one is MUCH better. It's bolder. The notes are much stronger and vibrant. The stronger and bolder the notes, the better.
While the flavor is good, the scent leaves a bit to be desired. It is not the best nor the worst coffee I have had, but the flavor is on the lighter side, my preferred taste. I am not struggling to drink it, but it does not excite me.
Not a great coffee but nothing wrong with it either. Wild Child presents fruity (blackberry) and floral (jasmine) flavors in a bright acidity cup that underwhelmed in the end. The flavors get muddied together at finer grinds, making it difficult to discern anything.
Loved it, funky. kinda fruity and lots of flavors going on. didn't get the floral much but got lots of grapefruit-ish. dry mouthfeel
love how fruity this one is, really nice fruit smell and taste for the first and last sip
Very fruity, really excellent. I don't think the bag actually said the country of origin, though!
Tried this as a Japanese iced brew with Chemex. Smelled great and tasted fruity but without the highly acidic finish. It was harder to pick up tasting notes but this was a winner for me.
UPDATE: this coffee has a LOT of chaffe when grinding. the 2nd iced coffee was awful (using same recipe with sugar but coarser grind.)Maybe affecting hot brew as I detect some funky aroma and taste the last few brews. Reduced to 4 stars
This coffee was like an Ethiopian coffee starter kit. Great for someone new to the acidity and floral/fruity notes of coffee from this region, though certainly not overbearing. I enjoyed it.
Favorite coffee i've ever had
Given that this has fruity notes, I was excited to try it. However, it was not as light and fruity as I was expecting.
Very delicious fruity and floral notes.
Slightly refreshing - it has wonderful flavours and a beautiful color. Its not bitter at all.
The cup was appreciated but unremarkable.
Bright, fruity- wonderful from start to finish
Loved this coffee! would order more at a later date
A very tea-like coffee. Floral notes were the highlight, but I didn't find it very balanced. More floral than fruity and definitely bright. The most average coffee I've received from MistoBox and the first one I've felt deserved a 3/5.
I do enjoy a tea-like floral coffee, but this one just didn't do it for me. Brewed in a Chemex with a paper filter and I also tried with an able kone for more body.
Liked this one. A solid choice. It starts off with notes of dates and warm rose. The middle resonates with full notes of pomegranate and cocoa. It finishes off with notes of sweet black tea. Overall it is a very warm Ethiopia with a full round profile with nothing really sticking out.
This is quite good. Fairly complex, bright, and not overly sour which is sometimes a problem with lesser Ethiopian coffees. Really enjoying this one.
As a French Press, you get alot of the berry notes. As a pour over and chemex, its definitely bright and full of body. A fantastic coffee with a very creative name. I wonder why they don't put all the "nerdy coffee info" on their bag?
It was very good I liked the flavor of the onyx better
This was delicious iced and hot. Very smooth and bright- perfect as we head into spring and summer
The floral notes of this coffee are strong and accentuated even when used in a French press, making for a lovely cup.
WOW! This was a great coffee. Very well balanced between acidity & body for us. It was almost sweet with honey & floral notes. It was enjoyable with every brew method we put it through - french press, pour over, and Japanese iced. Definitely one of our favorites now!
Fruity and acidic, this coffee goes extremely well with V60, while the Chemex tends to balance out the notes a little more. Amazing coffee!
Very mild and easy to drink.
It's ok, not really strong enough. Has a very weak flavor, and have to use way more beans to get a stronger flavor.
Just didnt cut it for me, tho its plenty smooth.
Bright, juicy, with a pleasant aftertaste. Managed to get some stone fruit (peach?) and floral notes. First attempt was via pour-over (24g / 14 oz water).
Whoa! Bright is right... I started with the flash cold brew pour over method and was smacked in the face with acidity. I mean I literally recoiled in surprise! It wasn't terrible, just not really my cup of tea (Er... Coffee). I tried regular old pour over method next, even though I don't care for hot coffee, hoping it would balance the cup. This cup was so sour I poured it in the sink and started over. After a few tweaks (finer grind, lower water temp, longer brew time), unfortunately nothing improved. I hate to give up on these beans, but I think this one is a complete and utter fail. Maybe I'll try cold brew and choke it down until I can get to the store for another bag of beans.
Tracy & Brandon
Best coffee i've ever had!!
Love this coffee! It is a very smooth, medium body cup of Joe. My favorite from Mistobox.
I am finding out that I don't prefer the acidic kind of tangy flavors. I wouldn't necessarily call it bitter, but it has a bite to it...like a back of the throat oily/sour feel. (probably sound crazy) Not a great way to explain, but overall did not love the profile.
Vibrant and very aromatic, maybe just a little too floral for me. Over all not bad, but not one I would order.
Ellen and Tom
I'm used to drinking Starbucks French roast, and I drink it black. Wild Child is nothing like it. The coffee is rather sour and I have to add creamer to it to make it more palatable.
Mary & Roger
Better than the Ava Blonde
Conrad & Kristen
Delicious. Favorite so far. We love Ethiopian so great job!!
Wild Child was much better than the first coffee. I loved it. The roast was the right amount, and it didn't taste bitter. If the next batch is as good as Wild Child, I'll be happy.
Wild Child was the favorite of the office thus far! WOW! This bean was so delicious our staff was burning through two to three mugs each, per day! The acidity was perfect. The fruity/floral notes were a crowd pleaser. The nose was divine. More please : )
Having a hard time getting a really good cup out of this coffee. Beans smell great, so I was excited, but not as tasty as I had expected.
Having a hard time getting a really good cup out of this coffee. Beans smell great, so I was excited, but not as tasty as I had expected.
Delicious nice level of lightness, the flavor has lasted very long from the roast date. Fantastic coffee
Everyone loved - great fruity flavors and aroma, very smooth and interesting flavor profile.