You can tell by the well worn travel coffee mug in this photo that I use it… A lot;) I’ve written about my favorite beverage before in A Perfect Cup of Pour Over Coffee. Starting my day with a great cup of joe just puts me in a good mood. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. That being said, I’m also very picky about my beans. So, when I post about finding a coffee I love, you can bet it’s got to be good! My current coffee “crush” is from a local roaster in Smyrna, GA just north of Atlanta, called Rev Roasters Coffee. In fact, I’m drinking a cup now, and I’m in a great mood!
I hadn’t heard of Rev Roasters until a few months ago. They had a booth at the American Crafts Council show I attended in Atlanta. (A note to organizers – coffee at an art or craft show is always a good idea;) Rev Roasters was serving samples of a very dark roast at the show, and although I’m really not a super dark-roast person, as a coffee lover, I’m always up for trying something different. I think coffee is a lot like wine – so many different beans, grown all over the world, roasted in special ways to bring out the flavors. Hmmm….is coffee sommelier a job? I’d probably never sleep again, but it would be a lot of fun;)
The dark roast from Rev was honestly excellent – strong, dark, acidic, with notes of burnt chocolate. If you like dark coffee you’d probably have loved it. I’m more of a medium to strong, rich and creamy coffee girl. So, I decided to check out the different coffees they had displayed in the booth and chose one to take home. I selected their “Silver Bullet blend”. The bag listed “the components” as “Brazil Cerrado and Guatemala Antigua” and the flavor as ” Creamy and Balanced with a bit of Black Cherry”. Their website says,”with flavors of sweet black cherry that accompany a creamy and rich body, the Silver Comet was made to be a favorite among those who need flavors that stand up to the test of time.”
So…a ten second grind in my burr grinder, grounds placed into the Chemex filter, three quick pours of “just off the boil” H2O and…WOW! Honestly this coffee is incredible! Smooth, medium roast, strong, not weak, (have I said I don’t like weak coffee?) and full bodied. I finished the first bag I bought at the show and took a ride over to Rev a few weeks ago and bought two more bags. It’s that good!
If you find yourself in North Atlanta, take a ride over to Rev Roasters in Smyrna and check ’em out. The shop is the epitome of what a coffee house should be. Bonus – it’s only a mile or two from Sun Trust stadium. Although, in my opinion, this coffee is not inexpensive (a 12 oz bag will run you $14) it will also make you about 20 6-8oz cups of coffee. For 50 cents a cup, and a guaranteed good mood, it’s totally worth it for me. I’ll have to check to see if they offer discounts for repeat buyers;) If they do I’ll share with an update.
Here is a link to Rev Roasters. You can also follow them here on instagram. If you’re a coffee lover take a minute and check out their site. If you are in the North Atlanta area stop by their shop and try some one of their blends. Let me know what you think.