The Cafe Del Sol was blended and roasted for you by Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. This blend is a custom combination of coffees from Colombia and Ethiopia. It brings together incredible sweetness and dynamic flavors that are sure to be a delight for any coffee drinker. This blend tastes great on all brewing methods from cold brew and espresso to drip.
Big fan of bird rock (actually was getting monthly deliveries from them direct during pandemic while they were closed), but not a huge fan of this blend. Probably would have enjoyed more if they weren’t local and the blend flavor profile wasn’t so similar to a lot of their beans.
Not sure if these reviews go anywhere, but I’d prefer not being sent bird rock since I can just pop in and pick beans at several of their shops here in San Diego. :)
Need more flavor
Solid but not spectacular--would have liked a bit stronger fruit & brighter flavors.
Not as robust as I like
I like light roast but had a sour taste to it that I did not enjoy.
Pulls great on my espresso machine, even this soon off roast! Love me some bird rock!
Beautiful flavor. Almost as good as the sightglass coffee I just gushed over. Sometimes a really smooth coffee leaves you wanting. This coffee, with the smoothness combined with the flavor notes, is fabulous.
Good, a little too acidic.
I like it quite a bit, but I prefer a slightly more flavorful coffee, which I know can be difficult to get in a light roast. I love the Counter Culture "Fast Forward" blend, which features notes of nutty, sweet, and light according to their packaging. I'd love to try something along those lines!
Pretty good. Smooth and mild w some citrus.
Heavy dark fruity notes
Fantastic flavors, really gets me excited to upgrade my set up to make more precise cups. Even with what I'm doing now, I still get the honey and every so often, some blackberry
This was a great coffee with strong fruit notes. I'd prefer something with a bit more chocolate or nut taste.
Bit sour... but interesting fruits. Would like something with cool flavors in the future that would brew well in woodneck, aeropress or ninja coffee machine. Maybe branch out on roast (curator choice!).
The berry/clementine flavors came out in an americano with a touch of milk, but muted when made in a stronger espresso to milk ratio (cortado/flat white). Not a flavor profile we enjoy, too light of a roast and too fruity.
Too fruity. Not a fan.
Not unpleasant but a little odd and unsatisfying.
Nice flavor, very drinkable on it's own. Had more of a roasty flavor than I expected (for being labeled light/med).
Near perfect for me.
It was too light of a roast for my taste.
Good but not quite strong enough - maybe we need to increase the amount we use?
The Cafe Del Sol is a really nice med-light bodied coffee but for me not quite rich enough for espresso. I will most likely drink it as a pour over until I receive the next coffee installment. For espresso I prefer a little more body or richness. For reference, my normal espresso staple is Temple's Dharma espresso blend.
After making 3 different brews (Chemex, experimenting with brew temps and grinds) I find the flavor quite roasted and heavy (despite it being labeled as a medium/light roast)
Nice flavor blend. Right balance of richness.
This coffee has one of the best flavor profiles I’ve ever had. Very rich, smooth, and smells incredible. Easily a top 3 if not the best.
We really enjoyed this blend, very light.
It was ok. Didn’t get a nice whiff of fresh coffee upon opening the bag, which makes me question the freshness.
Delicious! The citrus and brightness definitely came through.
Remarkable cuppa 5/5
this coffee tended toward the bitter side with a finish that some might call 'buttery' but mostly I found myself struggling to drink at all. I didn't get much of the 'dynamic flavors', the 'clementine', 'blackberry', or really anything you could describe as 'vibrant' from this coffee. The description does not align with the reality at all.