What Is It?
Addictive Coffee Roasters started in Mike Ralls’ garage in San Rafael’s Terra Linda neighborhood before moving to a hangar in Lucas Valley. The beans are sustainably grown and ethically-sourced Arabica. I sampled the Steady Decaffeinated Colombia for drip coffeemakers (I’ve got a cone) and the Steady Decaffeinated Columbia Single Serve Steeped Packs.
How Does It Taste?
Aroma is half of the coffee experience and Addictive has warm notes of winter spices, notably cinnamon but a hint of something edgier, like cardamon. The cupping notes say the coffee contains notes of hibiscus, cinnamon and coconut and the delicate, fruity aromas immediately reminded me of a Hawaiian breeze. A rounded, tropical sweetness, if you will.
On the palate, the Colombian style came across as caffeinated coffee’s mellower cousin. You know – the one who quietly waits on the couch until you are ready to see them for what they are. This is not a punch in the face style but a more chill, NorCal brand of coffee. It speaks softly. It might even have less acid which may explain why my gut feels ok after drinking a cup or two. It feels suited to this place I call home.
Steady Single Serve Steeped Packs
Tea-bagged coffee, each serving in its own waterproof sachet, is ideal for camping or using in your hotel room for that first must-have cup. The aroma wafting off the cup was fruity and bold. On the palate, it, too, exhibited a softness of style that I attribute to its Colombian provenance. Steady on the palate, steady on your heart rate.
Fresh coffees with a mellow, fruity character. Recommend.