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MEAN Chicken -N- Waffles with BODY

So last week I checked in on BaristaOnDutY’s Authentic Vietnamese 16 Med/Dark Roasted Coffee. It’s a great coffee that has a wide range of opportunity while appealing to many people’s preferences :D. In the dry aroma, I got syrupy, tussin and hazelnut scents. I was both anxious and curious to get a swirl in my mouth. I broke the crust to experience the deep scents this coffee has to offer – which is basically getting your face really close to the cup, puncturing the wet, ground crust with a spoon, and dragging it to the back of the cup – all while you deeply inhale the aroma. The wet aroma released scents of licorice as well as a big jolt of dark berries – plum and raspberries – FREGGIN AMAZING!

Tasting! A smoky cup that has a graceful softness to it. The mouthfeel is very velvety and smooth. Very balanced with medium acidity. *Side Note – what is acidity? Not to be confused with an unpleasant sourness, acidity in coffee is a positive brightness experienced in the cup – the dryness, pleasant snap or tartness with a soft sweetness it leaves at the back of your palate after each sip.*

Ok, back to the task at hand – judging by the aroma of this coffee, you would expect a cup with much darker notes; however, you’re approached with a very balanced cup with a mix of smoke and honey. This coffee can definitely be enjoyed each and every day. I even enjoyed it with a handful of cranberries today – Yummy for my tummy *AND my tongue!*

Suggested Preparation & Grind: Pourover (slightly coarse to fine grind), French Press (coarse grind), Vietnamese Phin Filter (fine grind) The grind featured here was a bit finer and was prepared in a pourover.

Now for the really fun part!!! Food Pairings? I think it would pair very well with a honey-glazed crispy crab wonton. Enjoy it iced. Perhaps a caramel dessert. Show it off to your friends. And FINALLY – ever had chicken & waffles?? GOD, get some with this coffee, but make sure the chicken is CRISPY as hell and glazed with honey. Café Dufrain in Tampa, FL is a place by the water on Harbour Island. Their chicken & waffles would be succulent with this coffee!

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5 responses

  1. This Is Awesome My Cousin Has A Chicken N Waffle Restaurant. I Have Been Trying To Get A Feature Coffee For Him! Thanks Guess I Will Be Testing This Week! *Clank |_|B

    October 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    • confessionsofacoffeejunkie

      I bet that will be a pleasant surprise for customers! Most people just have it with a Coke! Change it up to #Coffee!

      October 19, 2010 at 10:15 PM

  2. On a side note, have you ever tried the chicken and waffles at Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe. Some of the best chicken and waffles I’ve had and the portions were way too big.

    October 19, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    • confessionsofacoffeejunkie

      Is this in Tampa? I need to try some of this!

      October 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM

  3. Pingback: Coffee Chicken Wings (WAAANGS) :D « Jitterz Café's Confessions of A CoffeeJunkie

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