Blue Bottle Coffee Co. Bella Donovan | Bruer | Cold Brew Coffee Maker
November 26, 2014

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Blue Bottle Coffee Co. Bella Donovan

Blue Bottle Cold Brew Cold Bruer

This week's featured coffee is Blue Bottle Coffee's Bella Donovan. Recently, (and for as long as I can remember) we've been brewing up a lot of single origin African coffees. We thought it would be good to change gears a bit, and try something a little different. Along side Blue Bottle's great selection of African single origins is their year-round blend Bella Donovan. A mix of Ethiopian and Sumatran coffee, they call it "the wool sweater of our blends -- warm, comforting, familiar." It's also their most popular blend, and a little darker on the roast scale from what we've become accustomed to. 

Coffee Specs

  • Country: Ethiopia and Sumatra

How we brewed it

  • 60g medium grind
  • 700ml ice/water mix
  • 1 drip/second initial drip rate
  • 5-6 hour brew

What we tasted

This cold brew reminds us of biting into a toasted marshmellow. The roast flavor of the coffee comes through immediately (along with a little bitterness) followed by a caramelized sweetness. There's a hint of the citrus from the Ethiopian, but the roast flavors quickly mellow it out. In the end, the roast flavors dominate. If you enjoy darker roasted coffee, this is a good one to try.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can get it here!


Gabe Herz
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