Are you a First Responder or just a coffee lover?  Here at ER LIFE Coffee is just as important as life.  We have been on the hunt for some of the best coffee roasters in the industry.  This week we gave Component Coffee Lab a try.  We got the recommendation from a follower on Instagram two weeks ago.  We never heard of the company prior to the purchase.

The first thing we noticed while browsing CCL website was that their coffee appeared to be uniquely sourced.  They had very specific and unique areas in the world from which they curated their coffee beans.  As a premium inspired company we were very intrigued.  So we jumped in beans deep and purchased two bags. 

Peru- Cajamarca

$17.00 per 12 oz

Farm: Chirinos > La Palma

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1700m – 1900m

Notes: Brown Sugar, Sunsugar Tomato, Fudge

First thing we saw was the high altitude which is known for the low acidity. 

Our Review:

Smell: earthy, fruity, chocolate notes

Initial Taste: Fruity, sweet, chocolate, smooth, very low acidity

After Taste: Pleasant, fruity, medium bean flavor

FIVE STAR Highly recommended.  Price is slightly higher, but worth it!

GUATEMALA- HUEHUETENANGO

$17.00 12 oz

Producer: El Milagro- Juan Villatoro

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1900m

Notes: Vanilla, Pluot, Brownie

Our Review:

Smell: earthy, nutty

Initial Taste: mild acidic, light roast bean flavor, chocolate

After Taste: earthy, chocolate, mild bean flavor remains

Four STAR; option for light roasted preferred patrons.  Price is slightly higher than comparables.