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Within the last year, I’ve gotten into the whole Iced Coffee Craze. I’ve never really been a big coffee drinker. Don’t get me wrong, I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee, but I’m just not a hot coffee fan. Now this new way of drinking coffee over ice – that’s a different story. I blame my daughter for getting me hooked on this new way of indulging in coffee.
So with my new found passion for good coffee, I decided to try out a few coffee clubs and online coffee companies that I’ve heard people talk about. One that was brought to my attention from a friend that loves her coffee is Camano Island Coffee Roasters. They are based out of – wait for it – Camano Island, Washington. 😉
The thing that really attracted me to this particular company is that they are all about organic, shade grown coffee beans. I absolutely LOVE this. Certified Organic means the farmers aren’t being poisoned by pesticides, and shade-grown means they are preserving the environment by guaranteeing bird habitat and preventing soil erosion. Add to this that they pay over the Fair Trade Certified rate for their beans, means that the coffee farmers are are being compensated with a fair wage for their hard work. This is a company, I can support by paying a bit more for the best coffee beans.
Camano Island Coffee Roasters is a club, meaning you sign up to get monthly shipments, but the fun part is you can give it a try and get your first bag FREE! So I thought, what the heck, I’ll give it a shot and if I don’t like it, I can always cancel.
Well let me tell you, this coffee did not disappoint. I got the Papua New Guinea Medium Dark Roast and it was amazing! That smell when you open the bag of beans is heavenly – it’s deep, dark and with hints of chocolate and just slightly smokey. I quickly ground the beans and brewed up a cup. The smell of that coffee brewing filled the house!
I let it cool, and then poured it over ice and added just a hint of my chocolate caramel creamer to enhance the natural hints of chocolate in the beans.
I have to say, because their coffee has less acidity than most store-bought coffees this was one of the smoothest, wonderfully nutty robust coffees I’ve enjoyed. There was no bitterness or icky after-taste at all. Even though it was a dark roast, the creamer lightened the flavor just enough without making the coffee itself invisible in each sip – the coffee flavor came shining through. Even if you aren’t particularly a big fan of dark roasts, I think you’ll still love this coffee.
If you are interested in trying Camano Island Coffee Roasters for yourself you can find them here. Remember you get your first bag FREE and you can always cancel any time, if you end up with more coffee than you can use – although I’m not sure how that would happen! 😉
They have multiple monthly subscriptions from 2lb to 4lb bags, and even pods for those who prefer those. They have grown to where they now have over 20+ different coffees – all organic – with different origins and roasts – so there is something sure to please everyone.
They aren’t a cheap coffee, but if you keep in mind why you are paying more, it’s worth it – at least it is for me.
If you order, be sure to come back and comment and let me know what you thought!