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:
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