I’m at a loss for words.
It’s quite rare to find a coffee blend this good.
Irmas Pereira from Turun kahvipaahtimo is made of pulped natural Acaia, Bourbon, Catuai, Catucai and Mundo Novo from Brazil. On the label, the company offers the following description: Syrupy, fruits and chocolate. Mild, pleasantly acidic.
This is exactly what you get.
The bag aroma is sweet, chocolatey and marzipan-like, so not unlike some other blends I’ve recently had. But that’s where the similarities end.
The bouquet is really hard to describe. Think of coffee mixed with fresh fruits and marzipan—maybe even some flowers? You just can’t wait to taste it.
The taste itself is amazingly well balanced and smooth. On the one hand, you can detect light (maple?) syrup, but on the other hand, it doesn’t feel goopy at all. Similarly, there’s the piquancy of fresly cut fruits, but at the same time, the acidity is very ”soft” and—just like they say—pleasant. There’s some milk chocolate, too, but not too much.
Overall, Irmas Pereira is on the lighter side of the spectrum, but there’s enough taste and body to satisfy the hard core espresso man. Having said that, you might want to have a second cup the minute you finish the first one.
EDIT: I just received a message from Turun kahvipaahtimo saying that as of today, this product is sold out. No wonder! They also shared some exciting information about their new espresso blends. I’m really looking forward to trying them. Do yourself a favor and check them out here!
Feb. 25, 2019