Are you a whole bean person or do you like yours already ground? I’ve recently become a whole bean person, and that’s made me realize how much I love the processes of different things I enjoy. There’s just something about grinding my own beans to make cold brew or a hot cup of coffee.
One of my favorite things as of late is buying coffee from Black-owned brands. I created an Instagram guide of ones that I’ve found on the platform that you can view here. My most recent purchase is from BeanBee Coffee, a New Orleans-based Black woman-owned small batch coffee brand. After falling in love with brewing coffee at home, the owner decided to start a coffee business. I’ve talked to her a few times, and she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve e-met.
WHAT I ORDERED
BeanBee Coffee has two roasts available: Ethiopian Blend and Colombian. The Ethiopian blend is described as a blend with special preparations from Sidamo and Wolyata and has a creamy body. The Colombian coffee is a medium roast coffee described as complex, chocolate, and creamy. I decided to try the Colombian coffee.
Before I add anything to a new (to me) coffee, I try it without add-ins. I loved that this coffee wasn’t very acidic. If I preferred my coffee black, BeanBee’s Colombian coffee would be the one for me. My favorite creamer with this was Chobani’s Vanilla creamer.
I couldn’t wait to try this coffee as a cold brew. The flavor was only a little different because the cold brew process makes coffee less acidic than what it usually is. Nevertheless, it tasted just as amazing as the ground coffee method.
If you’re a coffee lover, BeanBee Coffee is a great brand to have in your rotation! The coffee beans are a great quality, and they were shipped so fast. I can’t wait to order more.
Until next time.