cafe chic (flying squirrel coffee)
packaging: beautiful brown paper packaging that i have come to love on my coffee journey. the pack seals tight. (i ordered the taster’s pack and got some coffee packs with the printed logo and some without.
fragrance: what hit me almost immediately was the “grandma” coffee feel. strong and deep.
aroma: the rich traditional aroma that comes when coffee marries chicory.
acidity: given the medium dark roast, its not acidic.
body: a full city roast that narrowly avoid the bitterness that is typical of a south indian kaapi!
texture: the texture is mildly oily but has a rich body.
aftertaste: coats the tongue, more so when had with milk.
the coffee: Cafe Chic is my third coffee from “flying squirrel coffee” . it’s a great south indian filter kaapi. it makes the cut with great beans from Pollibetta. it has the right amount of chicory (15%), instead of the moustache curling 40% that “typical” south indian kaapi powders are infamous for. great quality coffee which yields a really thick and satisfying decoction.
the verdict: i am allergic to chicory, so Cafe Chic dint sit well with me. chicory gives me a headache that only “coffee” can cure. but having had my share of “kaapi”, i would say Cafe Chic is a classy presentation from “flying squirrel coffee” . it hits the right “kaapi” mark without being over powering. besh besh!!