This month we did the Java Jive and delved into the world of coffee. Since there are so many different coffee drinks, we decided to taste test a Cortado. A Cortado consists of espresso mixed with roughly equal amounts of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The milk in a cortado is steamed, but not frothy and “texturized” as in many Italian coffee drinks.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) was rated as one of the top 12 roasters in the country by Forbes Magazine, and it shows in their superior coffee. After sampling the Cortado our reviewer exclaimed “You can taste the quality!”. The ingredients were top-notch, it had a nice aroma and a bold taste that wasn’t too overpowering. This is not surprising, since BRCR is able to source some of the best coffee available and they work closely with the growers – they even proudly devote a page on their website to these “families” they work with and help. Coffee Roasters uses their experience, attention to detail, and excellent service to produce a quality product, which is very similar to the After-Tax Wealth Management’s business model, but you already knew that!
The runners-up, the Coffee Hub and Portside Coffee, each had a Cortado that was satisfying but just not at the same level as BRCR. At Portside Coffee, which has nice surroundings, we felt the milk overpowered the coffee somewhat. The Coffee Hub had a decent Cortado, but if you are a bike enthusiast, this place is for you. They have a bicycle theme café, with bikes and bike shirts decorating the place.
Original artwork provided by Nathan’s son Quintin.
For next month’s Point Pick we are looking to you for help – let us know what you would like us to sample next month.
We hope you enjoyed this edition of A Taste of The Point and remember “it’s what you drink that matters”.