At Best Quality Coffee, we're always on the lookout for new and unique coffee blends to share with our readers. We recently came across Snatched Coffee and they were kind enough to send us some samples in exchange for an honest Snatched Coffee review.
The Snatched Coffee Details
We reviewed Snatched Coffee's lighter medium blend which uses single origin beans harvested from the highly-coveted region of Tarrazu in Costa Rica.
The Snatched Coffee Review
I'd like to first acknowledge that as with any coffee tasting or review, it's all going to boil down to an individual's specific taste profile. I like my coffee strong, bold, and black. So as you read this Snatched Coffee review, be mindful that it's being filtered through the veteran taste buds of an avid dark and bold roast coffee lover. Being that this is a lighter medium roast to begin with, one might think it odd for a person of my particular coffee preferences to do this review. Call it backwards, but I think reviews can often times be more accurate, true and helpful when they're done by someone who isn't already predisposed to liking the product in question.
Having said that, the first thing that caught my senses was a plainly labeled, nondescript package. This made for a truly blind taste test as I had no idea what to expect and only found out later that this was a medium roast coffee. I decided to get right down to brewing. While I certainly enjoy a good cup of pour over, I usually rely on my ninja brewer for daily usage with an occasional French press thrown in the mix. Regardless of which brewing method I choose, a good cup of black coffee starts my day – every day.
Upon opening the bag, I noticed the beans were on the more lightly roasted side. A deep and rich aroma was present, one that invited a closer sniff. I did note a hint of a unique wood smell that was very appealing. The rustic and earthy scent was a great precursor to main event as during the grinding and brewing process, this coffee kept my senses alert in anticipation for that first sip.
Snatched coffee has a distinctly enjoyable flavor that lacks a bitter bite. As a mostly dark roast drinker, I come across “bitter” quite often so this was a welcomed change. The coffee goes down very smooth which is something I really value in my coffee. Through many days of drinking Snatched Coffee, I found it delivers a consistent brew all the way down to the bottom of the cup. Even though this was a milder roast than I was used to, I was pleasant surprised by how enjoyable the overall flavor was. Snatched coffee delivers a , it delivers a taste that for lack of a better word tastes darn good. Based on my own scale of roast intensity, Snatched Coffee was lighter than a medium and significantly milder than a dark.
I am accustomed to and frequently enjoy late afternoon or evening coffee, so I also had plenty of opportunities to drink many cups of Snatched Coffee without the normal morning time constraints. The first sip produced a good but mild flavor again, as did the rest of the cup illustrating its consistent and balanced nature. It was actually a very fitting brew for the time of day, but admittedly not super charged enough for my morning, get-the-day-started cup. Again, that's in no way a knock on Snatched Coffee at all. There are many light roast drinkers who I believe would be head over heels for this coffee and would be more than happy to incorporate it into their morning routine.
Being the dark roaster than I am, I think the fact that I still enjoyed its aroma and overall flavor speaks volumes about the quality of Snatched Coffee's product. I'd be very interested in trying their darker roasts at some point.
Throughout the following week I brewed Snatched Coffee everyday and shared it with friends and coworkers. Criticisms were few and many savored that same wood smell and flavor, described as “oak”, “woody” and “dried wood.” All noted the brew had great flavor. In conclusion, there is an obvious quality to the roast that makes it worth “snatching up” and trying. While the bean may not knock your socks off with its potency, it will certainly give you an enjoyable coffee experience. Snatched Coffee would be the perfect fit for the light or mild roast coffee lover.