While I have been reviewing café lattes, ristrettos and coffee shops now for a little over two years – what follows is my first ever coffee bean and roaster review – and I am not sure how to do it justice. Like with most things in the blogosphere, and in particular the review based blogosphere, what follows (and what precedes) is purely subjective. On a purely existential level – we can not even be sure that what I perceive to be reality, is the same as what you perceive it to be – so what I say is blue, you may also say is blue – but because we do not share the same optic nerve, we can never be sure that we are experiencing the same blue. We could, very reluctantly say the same about coffee beans, and lattes and ristrettos – tragedy that it is – that what I think is wonderful, you may think otherwise. We have all experienced going to a highly recommended café, or espresso bar only to be served by rude, baris-divas (that is – a barista who acts like a diva) a substance that is not completely unlike the very best that International Rust has to offer – but trust me when I tell you – YOU WILL enjoy the beans by Barossa Coffee Roasters.
Now, with all that mind numbing mid-saturday afternoon after two coffees and a trip to a Farmer’s Market stuff aside – on to the review. Read the rest of this entry