Initial Review: Found Familiar Coffee

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I’d like to start off by thanking my fellow Variant, Berry, for providing the topic of today’s review. As part of the holiday celebrations, I received a sample of the Found Familiar Thieves’ Cant and Inspiration flavors. I’ve since tried both samples, and am very happy with the flavors.

Let us preface – I am an avid and daily coffee drinker, and have been for some time. I started as a young kid imitating my parents with a splash of coffee in my hot cocoa, but going into high school and particularly after going away to college I found I had ever expanding commitments and requirements that drained my energy levels throughout the day. So, I turned to the popular brown morning potion to help as part of my dawn ritual. I typically have a cup or two in the morning, to accompany breakfast and to start my work day. My most common blend is a Columbian medium roast. (Generic, I know, but I’m basic like that.)

The first flavor I tried was the Inspiration blend, and I was immediately drawn in when the notes included dark chocolate brownies. As stated before, I am a simple person, I see chocolate, I eat chocolate. This flavor was very close to my typical Columbian blend, as the beans are from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The roast had a full flavor, and stayed warm for a good amount of time. I could taste the notes of chocolate brownies mostly in the later parts of my sips, with a leading bold flavor before my coffee began to cool. Highly recommended for fans of heartier, near dark roasts, and I’ll brew it stronger in the future to get more of the flavor out of the blend.

1 pound bag of Inspiration Coffee

A quick note, aside for those of my fellow nerds who are not up to date on Brazilian geography, Minas Gerais is a southern inland state of Brazil. The name derives from the old colonial moniker, General Mines. Thanks, now back to coffee.

The other flavor I sampled was the Thieves’ Cant blend, a blended roast with notes of cherry and toffee. And let me tell you, I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. I’m not normally a toffee person, but this medium blend also had a great flavor and went down very well. The cherry flavor was notable, but not overwhelming like it can be in other products, and the hints of toffee flavor was a fine addition at the end of the cup particularly. This blend didn’t last long enough for me to determine how it cooled, but further investigation will be conducted. Also highly recommended, especially for sipping on a relaxing day.
1 pound bag of Thieves' Cant Coffee

My wife Kait is another member of our Variant Ventures team, and she is NOT a coffee person. She is happy sipping her teas and cocoa’s, but will down a heavily sugared and cream filled cup of joe when she needs a caffeine boost to get through her day. With that said… This woman who has MAYBE had two dozen cups of coffee in her entire life, drank not one, not two, NOT THREE, but FOUR cups of this blend with half the usual sugar and cream all before lunch. Needless to say, she was a fan, and I have a feeling we will be getting more Thieves’ Cant blend in the very near future.

Overall, I am very pleased with the flavors I have sampled from Found Familiar thus far, and am definitely looking forward to testing out their other blends as well as becoming a repeat customer time and time again.

You can check out Found Familiar Coffee by CLICKING HERE and be on the lookout for a more in depth review from my fellow team member Berry!

You can also check out Berry’s Review of the flavors she has tried!

Have your tried Found Familiar Coffee? What did you think?

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