Beans: 100% Arabica
Before the Brew: Out of the three Bulletproof coffees, the Mentalist beans have the strongest, boldest scent. That being said, it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific aromatic note – but it certainly smells familiar, like a childhood memory. At times we caught the aroma of fresh, just-washed whole blueberries, while the next minute, we noticed a hint of spice, and smoked wood chips after that.
Minipresso Tasting: Our espresso shots had an herbal tea-like quality, in that they were light-bodied without being watery. For such a bold-scented bean, we took great pleasure in the surprisingly delicate tastes of cherry and cinnamon. We agreed that we’d like to try it again in the summer, chilled over ice.