Introducing ... The Golden Cobra
Last week I had a lovely surprise when one of the usual suspects, Matt, dropped in to visit me at First Pour. Matt has a habit of ordering coffee from roasters across Australia and the globe and occasionally brought in some of the big-name US stuff to us at Maltitude and Maling Room. Last week, he brought me some stuff from Golden Cobra in NSW.
I only got to have a few shots out of the stuff that Matt gave me, so I won't try to give an in-depth description. For now, they will sit on the "must order" list. But I will make a few observations:
- I liked the shots that I puled.
- I was expecting coffee that was lighter in body and higher in acidity, ala Campos, Morgans, Numero Uno et. al. I was surprised to find that the blends sat more closely towards the Five Senses, Veneziano et. al. end of the spectrum, with a rich mouthfeel.
- These guys are terrible at online marketing. Do a quick google and all that you will find is some random blog comments. Their webpage is a work in progress.
- Golden Cobra have managed to seduce several cognoscenti that I know, including one that almost entirely eschews commercially roasted coffee in favour of his own roaster and linea combo at home.
- Apparently one of these guys is ex-Campos. They're at least a year old.
- Their logo is going to make for some really cool branded cups and paraphenalia.
... whoever they are.
Labels: Commercial Blend