Classic Spicewood 71 is Cuvee Coffee’s bread-and-butter. It’s one of the few blends they produce, made up of specially selected beans from their other single-origin varieties. It’s what they use in their world-renowned nitrogenated Black and Blue coldbrew coffee on tap. And it’s what I’m drinking!
In a serendipitous sequence of events beginning with an atypical stop at Caffe Medici, I received a free 4 oz bag of Spicewood 71 in celebration of their 8th anniversary! I knew then that it was destined for the Bruer, and so here we are. The official description from Cuvee is “sweet melon fades into toffee and caramel with an orange citrus balancing a malt chocolate body”. I get some of that, but overall it tasted a little… generic? Like not good or bad or exciting or fruity or chocolatey. It tasted fine. But that makes sense for a blend meant to be the foundation to the rest of the lineup. It can’t be too bold. It has to be crowd-pleasing, and that’s exactly what it is. So the next time you’re out and want some easy-drinking coffee, Spicewood 71 is for you.
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