Black Rifle Coffee Fit Fuel

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Fit Fuel, a 75% Arabica/25% Robusta blend from @blackriflecoffee. They call it Medium Roast, but also state: "Roasted rich and bold to kick-start your fitness." To me, the latter description seems more accurate. The beans are pretty dark and oily, and as such, remind me of some overpriced blends from another American coffee company. But that's where the similarities end. The FF bag aroma is just amazing: Some sharpness from the dark roasted arabica, but then the earthy robusta goodness, too, which the other company never has. Also, you get the same wonderful side note that AK Espresso had: hard metal and baking spices. In the cup, a spicy floral note (hyacinth?), along with a feel of sweet-meal biscuits is added to the bouquet. Oh boy, this is amazing already. The taste itself is so multidimensional that it's almost impossible to describe. In my coffee drinking "career," I've never experienced anything like this. It's rich and bold, as they say, it's hard and masculine, it's spicy and strong, and yet it's so delicate and sophisticated. This, ladies and gentlemen, is truly a winner. Fit Fuel goes straight to the top of the list of all coffees I've had the pleasure of enjoying. #blackriflecoffeecompany #fitfuel #thebestcoffeeever #bialettimoka #coffeereviews

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Black Rifle Coffee Silencer Smooth

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Silencer Smooth from @blackriflecoffee. They say: "100% Colombian coffee roasted to a smooth, light flavor. Our lightest roast." Just like with its big brother, AK Espresso, when you open the bag, you know it: there is no messing around with this bad boy. The beans are surprisingly dark for a light roast, but make no mistake, the presentation is excellent. The bag aroma is smokey, spicy, nutty and slightly sweet, in that order. This is exactly what you get in the final product, too. Oh wow. This is a bold and powerful blend, yet—as the name would suggest—oh so smooth. You could enjoy this any time of the day. I've never been the biggest fan of light roasted coffee, but if this is what light roast is about, count me in! SS is hands down one of the best all day blends I've ever had. #blackriflecoffeecompany #silencersmooth #bialettimoka #coffeereviews

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Black Rifle Coffee AK Espresso

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AK Espresso from @blackriflecoffee. The bag description says: “A blend of light roasted Colombian and dark roasted Brazilian coffee, creating an indestructible, balanced espresso.“ The second you open the bag, you know it: This means business. You get a familiar aroma of medium roasted 100% Arabica—which this is—, but stronger, more muscular than what you would expect. The beans are of high quality, and have an oily feel to them, not unlike some other American blended coffees, but not nearly as buttery as some Starbucks products. I could be wrong, but judging by the looks, there seems to be around 60% Colombian and 40% Brazilian (?). Brewed in my Bialetti, this might not be the most full bodied blend out there, yet it is very potent. It's by no means harsh, yet it has this "hard" edge to it. Just like they say: indestructible and balanced. Very appropriately named, too. Now, I haven't shot an AK, but this does remind me of the classic 7.62 RK62 we used to use in the military. Fantastic, fantastic. Lastly, there is something absolutely delicious in the finish, that I cannot put my finger on. It's kind of metallic, but at the same time reminds me of baking spices. Very subtle, very unique, and just awesome. I hope I could have this every day. Thank you so much @vanessarasanenauthor for hooking me up with BRCC! #blackriflecoffeecompany #akespresso #bialettimoka #coffeereviews

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