Ideal Brew is a relatively new company from Indianapolis, which offers a coffee subscription service to their customers. Even though they are still in beta, I liked their concept so much and I gladly accepted to do this review and give them a shout out.
Here’s a video showing what Ideal Brew is all about:
So, the main idea is to give people a chance to taste different coffees without throwing away any extra money. I also love the fact that they work with small, local roasters and we all know that by buying their coffees we are helping both, roasters and our local communities.
I honestly think that this amazing idea deserves our support and this was the reason for me to accept to do this review in the first place.
Brandon sent me three different coffee blends, from three different roasters. They were all freshly roasted and each of them had a date of roasting on the bag, which is fantastic.
The drink: Guatemala Huehuetenango
Roaster: Bee Java, IN
Fair Trade, Organic
I was truly impressed with both, smell and the taste of this drink. Rich, sweet taste, fruity aroma and nice white chocolate undertones were just fascinating. Long aftertaste and no bitterness resulted in coffee good enough to drink without sugar or milk. The only thing I didn’t like is the fact that mouthfeel was kinda watery and thin. But in overall, this one is a pretty good cup of coffee.
The drink: Signature Blend
Roaster: Julian Coffee Roasters, IN
Sometimes, when you open a bag of freshly roasted coffee you will notice that beans have oily surface. These beans from Julian Coffee Roasters did. Although that’s not unusual for fresh, dark roasted coffee beans, from my experience in most cases it is overroasted. The drink tasted burnt and little watery. What I did like are superior woody tones, attractive aftertaste and nice level of bitterness in taste. So even with these flaws, this one would be a good choice for the first morning coffee.
The drink: Guatemalan Santa Rosa
Roaster: Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters LLC, IN
Well this one is pretty hard to define. Different from previous two, this coffee has superb body. Heavy, strong with a smooth finish. Lovely smell and dark brown color are a big plus too. For sure, the most interesting thing about this coffee was it’s taste. Smokey, dry wood tones were beautiful, but sadly, almost completely covered with strong herbal aroma. In fact, the herbal notes were so strong, it was more like drinking a cup of tea. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it just didn’t work for me.
Coffee Take Out
If you would love to try some of these coffees by yourself, and you like this concept you can sign up for Ideal Brew subscription service, which costs $9.99 per month. For that price you’ll get 3 coffee samples, from three different roasters each month.
I think it’s a pretty good price for a chance to try so many different coffees and who knows, maybe find your perfect one.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of IdealBrew. All opinions are 100% mine.