This morning, the Plated office had the pleasure of meeting Paul and Anders from Joyride Coffee Distributors, an NYC-based company that delivers the finest brews directly to you. Whether their beans come from a roaster around the corner or a farmer around the world, you always know you’re getting the very best with Joyride… They even serve one of our coffee shop favorites: Stumptown!
We sampled three wonders: A Counter Culture blend from Ethiopia, Intelligentsia’s El Diablo Dark Roast from Latin America, and Stumptown’s Direct Trade coffee from Costa Rica.
The Ethiopian brew smelled amazingly like blueberries and had a wonderful taste – Surprisingly light & refreshing. We all loved the Stumptown roast (we know – shocking), but all agreed it had more of a curl-up-with-your-Sunday-coffee type of taste. Alas, the Intelligentsia Dark Roast was the all-around favorite with traditional notes of a great cup o’ Joe.
Anders, of Joyride, brewing up a serious carafe of coffee for the team.
Note the scale – because, science.
See the little fibers in the beans to the right? That’s the sign of a perfectly roasted bean. When beans are over-roasted, the fibers burn off & the coffee has an ashy taste.
A glass of iced coffee from our new cold brew coffee kegerator.
Be sure to check out Joyride Coffee to schedule a tasting at your office! You can thank us later.
– Alivia Duran