If you’ve watched my past videos, you’ll probably know that I am a coffee fanatic! I love it. I drink Cuban coffee every day when I’m at home in Miami, and I’m a bit of a coffee snob when it comes to how I like it. Come with me as I try nonstop coffee at a coffee house in Miami, Florida!
My morning began at Per’la Specialty Roasters, a local coffee company that makes award-winning single-origin coffee. Their beans come from all over the world: Ethiopia, Colombia, Rwanda, Sumatra, and more! The owners, Paul and Chris, were going to show me around!
Inside, I met Chris, who took me into their roasting facility to meat Paul and Robert. Every coffee they buy is specialty-grade. You take the beans and roast them before you can actually drink it.
They use a hose and suck the beans into a roaster. It’s a very cool machine that turns the green beans yellow, orange, and eventually brown during a chemical reaction that caramelizes the beans. It only takes 14 minutes to roast!
Then, they walked me through the process of assessing the coffee’s origin. They grind the coffee varieties up and you smell it to note the differences.
Then, we sampled each of the coffees. You take a small sample on a spoon and slurp it so that it gets all over your tongue and into your nasal passage. I wanted to be able to pinpoint the flavors of each one. I needed to work on my slurping technique, but the coffees were great. My favorite was the final one I tried. These dark roast blends came from Brazil, Colombia, and Sumatra. It’s one of their best-selling coffees.
Then, I tried the espresso fino blend from Brazil, Guatemala, and Sumatra. It smelled incredible and was a little bitter. I could drink it with no sugar. Then, I tried it with milk, which made it nice and creamy! Then, I watched them bag the coffee. Each one gets filled with 5 pounds of coffee beans. The bags are then shipped to their distributor and then goes to hotels and other coffee shops.
I was feeling electric after all the coffee, but I still had to try their cold brew! The Brazilian and Guatemalan beans were nice, and it’s brewed in a way that produces a higher caffeine content and lower acidity. This was my type of coffee! It had double the caffeine content, so it packs a punch!
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