Sunday, February 17, 2013

Coffee Review: Philz "Tesoro" Blend

For a coffee company that's only 10 years old, Philz has managed to create quite a buzz.  Born in San Francisco, the news is spreading and Berkeley is enjoying this hand-crafted, independent roaster as well.

This was only my second or third visit to the Berkeley shop.  Parking is a little hard to find in this North Berkeley "gourmet ghetto," but the other morning I took a different route to work and pulled right into the perfect spot for the perfect cup.

The pour-over method they use takes a little more time and patience than the usual "fill-er-up," so I opted for a half pound bag of beans which I ground up and brewed this morning.  There are also many other "Philz specials," including the Mint Mojito coffee that I'd like to try.  Another review for another day.

"Tesoro" is a medium roast blend with a very smooth flavor.  In fact, this particular roast is so smooth, I think I could actually drink it black.  However, I opted for one packet of raw sugar and a splash of two percent.  

Just pure deliciousness with no bitter aftertaste.

From Philz website:


Seven years in the making and the first blend to ever be created, the Tesora is a treasure that consists of the most valuable and complex jewels of coffee. If it is your first time visiting Philz coffee, we highly recommend you order our Tesora blend. Tesora, A grand representation of our coffee and the way coffee should taste!  

1lb Price: $16.00

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