Here at Best Quality Coffee, we've had the pleasure of seeing many different coffee trends through the years. Whether it's buttered coffee or whiskey barrel aged coffee, the world of coffee always seems to have new and creative ideas of its horizon. We recently came across a trend known as gold coffee which was pioneered by a company called Gold Ratio Coffee. In this article, we take a closer look at some gold coffee the company sent us to see how it all works and most importantly, how it all tastes.
When it comes to roast levels, coffee drinkers are most familiar with light, medium, and dark. If you're even more of a connoisseur, you may know of the subtle categories such as blonde and medium dark. But most will not have heard of a gold roast. A gold roast is basically the lightest possible roast next to being not roasted at all. It's ultra ultra light roasted coffee.
What makes Gold coffee unique?
Gold coffee is 5x less acidic than regular coffee which is perfect for coffee drinkers with sensitive stomachs. If you compare a standard Starbucks brew to any low acid coffee, you'll immediately spot the difference. I personally had to switch to low acid coffee for a while and products like Golden Ratio coffee are great for satisfying your caffeine fix without offending your gut.
Another quality that makes Golden Ratio Coffee unique is that their coffee comes in pouches.
You brew this coffee just like you would brew tea. When it comes to tea, I don't mind if a few tea ground tea leaves escape the bag. However, with coffee, I definitely mind if there are coffee grounds in my drink. Fortunately, these tea bags are made from quality organic cotton and I have yet to experience any grounds floating in my drink. These single use pouches are super convenient and give you the convenience of instant coffee without compromising on quality.
Golden Ratio Coffee Features:
- All Natural Ingredients
- Single origin coffee beans sourced from Nicaragua, Brazil and Ethiopia
- No Bitterness
- 0g Sugar
- Pouches made from organic cotton — free of dyes and synthetic materials
- Plastic-free, single-use pouches
- Recyclable packaging
- Shelf-life of Golden Ratio coffee is 1 year
What does gold coffee taste like?
To cut right to the chase, this coffee tastes different but still great. It's been said by many who've tasted golden coffee that it slightly resembles tea. Even the brand itself says this. Many coffee drinkers may be understandably put off by this fact and that's fair. However, the experience is still a good one and I'd recommend not writing off this coffee so soon. Allow me to explain as we go further into this Golden Ratio Coffee review.
Golden Ratio Coffee delivers a refreshingly new take on coffee with its ultra low roast profile. In that sense, it doesn't really taste like standard coffee that's subjected to a longer roast.
The flavors we tasted were very bright and floral while offering enjoyable range of subtlety sweet flavors. The Golden Ratio website says that because their beans are roasted at lower temperatures, their coffee tastes “tea like”. At first, I admittedly had no idea what that would mean for my taste buds. But having tried their coffee, I better understand what they mean. There's a refined mildness and softness to the coffee which is where I think comparisons to tea come in. It also has absolutely no bitterness so it goes down smooth as advertised. At the same time, I wouldn't say it tastes exactly like tea either and yields much more flavor.
I think how you experience a new coffee is largely based on the expectations you set. If you're expecting this taste just like an “in-your-face” dark roasted coffee, then this golden roast coffee will not likely be a good fit. Remember, this is isn't just a light roast. It's a super duper light roast which is naturally going to yield very different experience.
This drink is gentle but undoubtedly flavorful.
Having said this, golden coffee is certainly tasty and would make a nice addition to a coffee lover's daily routine, especially those that prefer a light roast flavors. Just remember, don't expect gold coffee to taste exactly like coffee.
Golden Ratio Coffee comes in 3 different flavors:
Original, Chai Spiced, and Vanilla. Each of them are very distinct and in my opinion, offer a totally distinct tasting journey. Personally, the Chai Spiced vanilla was one of my favorite for its balanced mixture of cardamom and cinnamon.
At the end of the day, coffee trends come and go. However, the trends that stand the test of time end up establishing a new category all by itself. This is the case with trends such as butter coffee which have been around so long I don't even know if you'd call them a trend anymore. I think Golden Coffee is poised to do the same in regards to creating a totally new category of roast: gold roast. If you're an open-minded coffee lover that's looking for new tastes, then Golden Ratio Coffee is definitely worth a try.
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