A week or so back I received a bag of coffee beans in the mail from Hoyser Country. I was really excited to try these as I have been following their Instagram page for quite sometime now. When I opened the packaging the beans were shipped in, the first thing I saw was the bag was autographed from Claudia. Very cool.
The question I got asked from people we knew after I posted on Instagram, who is that girl in the hat on the bag? I told them that it was American Country Music artist Claudia
Hoyser. She was also a contestant on the sixth season of The Voice. I had read that she has 2 passions, one is music of course while the other is coffee.
Hoyser Country Blend
This blend is primarily composed of rare Tanzanian Peaberry beans.
What is a Peaberry Bean you might ask?
Peaberry beans are unique – usually, only between 1% and 9% of the beans from a harvest are classified as Peaberry. This simply means that the berry grew by itself, rather than in a pair. Most coffee bean pairs grow in close proximity, creating that flat side and a curved side. Peaberry beans occur when the bean grows by itself, becoming round and fuller. Peaberry beans have twice the nutrients and flavor of a single, normal coffee bean.
For these beans I decided I would try this coffee three ways, a drip, a hand brew and an espresso based drink.
The first drink I made was a latte. I pulled the shot a little short, there was a nice light brown crema. My first taste, the drink came off very strong and then as you kept drinking, the flavors settled down and the drink became very smooth and quite flavorful.
The other night I did up a hand brew. It produced some very richer flavor notes. It started off with some stronger chocolate notes and then got a little sweeter as the coffee cooled down.
We tried this same blend as a drip at work. Again, what I did on this day was have a few of our coffee connoisseurs at work give it a go.
The first pot I made, I went with a courser grind. We all found this coffee was very smooth but yet not as bold as I thought it would have been.
I then did up a second pot and I ground this one up a bit finer. This time the coffee came across as a fuller bodied coffee. The staff and myself preferred this grind.
Overall, I really enjoyed the beans that Hoyser Country sent to me. These beans proved quite excellent and would satisfy most tongues, so if you seek a bag of great coffee, go to their website hoysercountry.com and check them out on Instagram @hoysercountry.
Hoyser encourages you to share your “coffee moment” on their website, so please if you have a chance to try their coffee, share your moment.
note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.