Serious Eats Reviews Choffy

Serious Eats is a serious food website. The tell it like it is, and are well respected for their opinions. They recently reviewed Choffy here.

The brewed cup is remarkably full bodied, picking up some of the protein from the beans as well as tons of flavor. If you’re a chocolate lover who mostly enjoys sweet candies, this stuff may not be for you; it’s naturally bitter, with fruity acidity. But if you get excited about the complex flavors of high-cacao content chocolate, you should look into Choffy.

The Ivory Coast version is smooth and focused, with a bright tartness. La Española is earthier, almost smokey, though some tasters found it a little muddy. Both are good with a scant teaspoon of sugar.

We noticed that the Serious Eats crew tried brewing it in a Chemex coffee maker first and commented that the steeping really makes a difference in the flavor. We agree. The flavor from our premium roasted beans is more full if they spend a little time steeping. That being said, use a wire or gold filter in your coffee maker for the best taste. As one savvy commenter mentioned “…How could adding a paper filter to the chocolate-making process make sense under any circumstances?” We couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t mean we haven’t used a paper filter in a pinch, but the flavor is always better without the paper.

We are grateful to SeriousEats for their review, and can’t wait for them (and you) to taste what is coming next!

One Comment


  1. PATTY
    Sep 22, 2011

    IF YOU LIKE COCOA OR HAVE IT IN YOUR COFFEE THEN YOU’LL LIKE THIS. THE GOOD THING WITH THIS IS IF YOUR LIKE ME AND CANT HAVE CAFFIENE, BUT NEED THE BOOST THEN CHOFFY IS THE THING TO DRINK. SOME WOMAN DONT KNOW THAT WHEN IN MENOPAUSR COFFEE CAN TRIGGER A HOT FLASH. IT DOES IT TO ME EVERY TIME ;-)

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