• Halo Indian Parchment

    Halo Indian Parchment Review

    Light brown foam. Inconsistent crema. Pleasant cereals and woody smell, with a distinct sweetness. A vague spices’ aroma too, like cedar wood and incense. Dry and light-bodied, surprisingly for a Robusta blend. Somewhat bitter, but not overwhelmingly so and surely just enough to be noticed but to not cover any of the other flavors. Practically no acidity whatsoever. Main flavors are typical woodiness, with a tinge of sweetness. Persisting aftertaste of which malted cereals and a low bitterness are the main components. A pod that works better as a ristretto or espresso, as it is not intense enough to make a flavorful lungo or larger sizes. In smaller sizes it…

  • Halo Three Mountain

    Halo Three Mountain Review

    Light brown foam. Tenuous aroma, particularly on the sweet side and with strong malted cereals notes. A bit of woodiness can be discerned too. At the first taste quite dry, light-bodied and with a low intensity. Not bitterness either at first, only in the aftertaste. Feeble crema. Barely present acidity, a very low-key, mild cup with a gentle mouthfeel. Nuts and chocolate flavors dominate, with undertones of sweet molasses. The low acidity has berries qualities. To sum it up, a gentle, buttery cup of coffee where chocolate and nutty bitterness is partly contrasted by the molasses’ sweetness. Not a complex blend but a subtle one. For lovers of low intensity,…