Cedar & Spokes Coffee Review

Cedar & Spokes Coffee Review


This is our first multi-coffee review. We received small samples of three coffees from Cedar & Spokes Coffee and we decided to review them each as pour over coffees. Cedar & Spokes is a craft roaster from the coffee hotbed of Seattle, Washington. They started with a small cart that was constructed from cedar and placed on bicycle wheels. Thus the name Cedar & Spokes.

Costa Rica – Dota Tarrazu Santa Maria
origin: San Jose, Costa Rica
price: $16.00
tasting: 2/5/18

This coffee is a sun dried coffee from Costa Rica. It had a nice smooth lemon and vanilla flavor, but it wasn’t to extreme, making this a great choice for drinkers who like a lighter coffee.

Coffee Rating – 87pts.

Ethiopia Guji Natural Kercha
origin: Kercha, Ethiopia
price: $16.00
tasting: 2/1/18

This coffee was the real standout. We’d would consider this a special coffee. The reason is it’s full of fruit flavor, but it still feels like a smooth coffee. Most coffees are either one or the other, but this coffee is an extremely rare coffee that lives in both worlds. It would be enjoyed by virtually all coffee drinkers and it’s perfect for a pour over. It has strong flavors of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Remarkably those flavors melt together in a smooth coffee. It should be a contender for the coffee of the year.

Coffee Rating – 92pts.

Peru Norte
origin: Kercha, Peru
price: $16.00
tasting: 2/15/18

This is a nice coffee from Peru, you get good orange and black tea flavors. It’s one of the more flavorful Peruvian coffees we’ve tried over the years.

Coffee Rating – 88pts.

Special thanks to Cedar and Spokes for the coffees, visit them at cedarandspokescoffee.com.

About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, along with drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.