I was very excited to try these coffee beans from Blue Bottle, because I had previously only been to a physical Blue Bottle Coffee café in New York just once.
And I’ll say right from the start, this bag of coffee did not disappoint!
I had been to a physical location of this roaster in 2018, and at the time of this writing 5 years later, I have to admit that I remember liking the espresso drink that I got, but I barely remember it at all.
But I of course know that it’s a pretty popular coffee brand, so I was excited to finally get a bag of beans from them.
So in this article, I’ll give you a full review of Blue Bottle’s Bright coffee!
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For my first time buying whole beans from this roaster, I was impressed.
Overall I’d give this coffee 8.5 out of 10, so read on to find out why, along with the best deal for purchase!
Let’s start this review with the most important thing, how the coffee tastes!
Light roast coffee isn’t usually my first choice, but I got to smell this coffee and I was like, I need to try this.
The aroma of the whole beans themselves is wonderful.
It’s a very full aroma that has a lot of sweetness to it, with a strong hint of berries and apple.
The aroma of the brewed coffee shines with the sweet, mixed berry and apple profile.
The taste of the coffee is again very pronounced with berry, and deliciously tart.
It’s a very well-balanced flavor for a light roast, and the cup really doesn’t feel like one of those awful overly-light cup of bitter highly acidic coffees.
It feels closer to the medium roast side of light roast coffees, which for me personally is quite enjoyable.
For the taster’s notes on the bag it says, “Blueberry, golden raisin and lemon zest”.
I certainly don’t disagree with these notes, as the citrusy lemon zest is noticeable in the body and acidity, and I can detect golden raisin as well in the sweetness.
The zesty, tart profile of the coffee provides an excellent balance with the sweet, berry or apple flavor that I picked up on.
The body is light, and wonderfully smooth.
And the acidity of “Bright” is perfectly tangy, and thankfully not harsh at all, also quite unique.
I thought that the aftertaste/finish was clear and crisp, sweet, and actually not very strong.
It’s one of the few coffees I’ve tasted where the aftertaste seemed to be not very potent or not linger very much, and I really liked that.
Again, overall just a fantastic light roast coffee that I’m looking forward to having again.
I Need To Make A Correction
I wrote an article about the best grocery store coffee, and…
I need to make a slight correction about it.
After buying this Blue Bottle coffee at a grocery store, I must say that this is certainly to date the very best coffee I’ve ever had from a grocery store.
I actually bought this one at Von’s.
However, I’m not sure how many grocery stores actually carry Blue Bottle Coffee.
It seems like it’s changing all the time, the coffee they sell at grocery stores and the variety that they have.
So it gets harder and harder to say what the best grocery store coffee is, but again this coffee is now for me the record holder for being the absolute best coffee that I’ve purchased from a physical grocery store.
In the article I had written that Major Dickason’s Blend is the best, and the reason is because most stores have that one available.
And that still stands.
But if we’re talking technicalities, Blue Bottle takes the cake simply because it’s just delicious.
Just as a side note, it has a price tag to match; it’s great coffee but it’s not super cheap.
Wrappin It Up
Some coffee companies have a better reputation than their coffee.
But Blue Bottle is a popular roaster who makes great tasting coffees.
I expect in the near future to buy and review other roasts from Blue Bottle, and I’m looking forward to trying more.
But Bright, this light roast, is exactly how a light roast should be, I can honestly say.
I think the only thing I might like to have a little more of is a slightly wider flavor profile in this coffee if it was to be 10 out of 10, which would also maybe give more of a finish/aftertaste.
However, 8.5 is a pretty high score and I feel like at the same time there’s not really much more I could ask for in this coffee.
If you give it a go, I hope you like it as much as I do.
It’s pretty expensive, so you’re definitely paying for the amazing coffee you get.
I really hope you found this review helpful, and if you have any questions about it or about Bright from Blue Bottle Coffee feel free to ask me in the comments section and I’ll do my best to help!
And with that, coffee cheers!