The world of upscale gourmet coffee is an extremely competitive arena. It's the upper echelon of the coffee world many times filled with grandiose promises of delivering next-level coffee experiences that will take your senses to new heights of enjoyment. As any coffee lover knows, some of these promises are met in full while others fall short of expectations. Today we'll be taking a look at a highly popular gourmet and exotic coffee brand called Volcanica Coffee. Read our Volcanica Coffee review below to see if this widely-coveted coffee brand lives up to the hype.
We start this Volcanica Coffee review by setting a few ground rules. Volcanica Coffee does not market itself as an inexpensive and cheap coffee where quality takes a back seat to quality. Quite the contrary, Volcanica Coffee is justifiably promoted as a luxury coffee brand that caters to those who those with discerning palettes. While every type of coffee drinker can appreciate getting a good deal, those who have the taste buds of a true coffee connoisseur know that if you want good coffee you should expect to pay for it. This being said, Volcanica Coffee offers its product at a price point that we can assure you is well worth the money and then some.
As a starting point, no Volcanica Coffee review would be complete without a mention of what makes their company so special. As any quality gourmet coffee company knows, where you source your coffee beans really matters. It's actually the foundation to it all. Volcanica Coffee sources beans that are cultivated at ‘heights up to 3,000 to 7,000 feet' from coffee plants grown in volcanic soil. This unique volcanic environment at high elevations infuses the coffee beans with a distinctly smooth flavor that has become a trademark for a coffee company that's so aptly named. Volcanic coffee beans are grown out of mineral-rich soil that is the direct product of millions of years of volcanic activity…clearly not conditions that are not easily nor quickly made. It's a little wonder that these environmental qualities contribute to the creation of some of the most exceptional coffee available.
How does Volcanica Coffee taste?
Volcanica Coffee Costa Rican Blend
One of Volcanica Coffee's most popular blends is their Costa Rica Original Blend. Any coffee lover knows that in the world of coffee, aroma is sometimes just as important as taste when considering the full coffee experience. Opening a bag of Volcanica Coffee offers a very promising sign of things to come. The aroma will hit you square in the face in a very good way. The scent is strong but not harsh. Smooth is rarely used to describe smell, but it's the closest thing I can come up with. The coffee itself is a medium roast bearing a deeply rich and complex flavor that literally takes the taste buds on a multi-sensory journey. This is what the best gourmet coffee is supposed to do. It supposed to have dimensions or stages if you will. A mild chestnut flavor is ever present but extremely subtle. The aftertaste offers a faint yet undeniable sweet cherry finish that is most enjoyable. It kind of reminds of the cherry on a piece of dark chocolate cake that adds the perfect accent to a bold taste. Even though this is a medium roast, it is teaming with flavor that will have you appreciating the difference between good coffee and exquisite gourmet coffee. The Volcanica Costa Rican Blend erupts (pun intended) with a taste and depth that can easily cause a person to ponder whether they've ever truly had gourmet coffee before.
As a testimony to Volcanica Coffee as a company, the company fully believes in the motto of “do unto others”, a rarity in what has become a business with increasingly thin margins. They believe in establishing a harmony where all parties involved benefit and are proud to say that their coffees are Fair Trade Certified, Rain Forest Alliance Certified, and Shade Grown. While these may be afterthoughts to some customers who simply care about the taste of the coffee, these traits really do speak to the core values of a company which inevitably affect the quality of their end product.
As we mentioned earlier in this Volcanica Coffee review, this coffee isn't for those looking for fast food coffee. Simply put, it's specifically for coffee drinkers looking to discover some of the best exotic gourmet coffee on the planet. In this regard, Volcanica Coffee more than lives up to the hype. Actually, at the end of the day, it's not hype at all. It's just a well-deserved reputation.
If you've had the opportunity to try this coffee and would like to share your Volcanica Coffee review, we'd love to hear from you.