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Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie - Orca Blend

Orca Blend

Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie

$15.50

Roast: Dark, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Tastes: black currant, chocolate

Delivery: Ships freshly roasted on June 28



Bean Box Breakdown

A medium-dark roast with juicy black currant and lingering chocolate notes. A coffee this smooth is as rare as spotting an orca in the wild. But please: no harpoons!

Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie Story

Our Orca blend is rich, complex, earthy and well balanced. A mysterious, deep blend of harmonious overtones, created in tribute to the Killer Whale.

Customer Reviews write a review

4 stars, based on 34 ratings
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"Great flavor and enriches your day. It's a nice dark roast with fairly complex flavors that open up in either pure espresso, or Americanos. " (4 out of 5)

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"Normally not a fan of coffee with fruity notes, but I enjoyed this cup. Bold and strong but with that nice currant/berry finish to it. " (4 out of 5)

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"Really good, but also really dark. Loved the notes of black currant and chocolate. " (4 out of 5)

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"Dark deep woody and earthy chocolate notes. Made as double shot espresso." (3 out of 5)

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"Great full flavor coffee. We have not had a coffee from this roaster yet but, this was a great introduction. Strong bold carmel like flavor with fruity notes. Coffee visually looked like a few different coffees with slightly different roasts." (4 out of 5)

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"This was my favorite blend in this month's box. Light but not without flavor. Rich chocolate flavor. Awesome when brewed in my French press." (5 out of 5)

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"Made with a moka. Solid, bold coffee with a definite chocolatey taste; it becomes more fruity/nutty (getting sweeter) as it cools, and leaves a nice roasted aftertaste. Definitely a solid, well-rounded coffee." (4 out of 5)

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"I adore this coffee! Ordered it whole bean, ground it, and used a french press. Delicious." (5 out of 5)

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"I loved this coffee. It is my absolute favorite received so far." (5 out of 5)

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"I use this blend in my french press (coarse grind). A very bold coffee! A little strong, but not bad overall. Definitely more of a dark roast." (3 out of 5)

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"A decidedly dark and bold roast that features a hint of smokiness and smokiness and an earthly aftertaste. Great if you want something rice and robust." (4 out of 5)

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"This coffee was a little on the bitter side and not one of the favorites on our "Bean Box" list. We tried brewing it in the auto drip instead of the French press, but had the same result. Just not a fan. It smelled amazing though, so maybe others will like this stronger roast better than we did. " (3 out of 5)

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"Loved the scent on this coffee after grinding it, I couldn't help but take a big inhale! Bold, dark and delicious!" (5 out of 5)

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"This coffee was on the darker side, a little too heavy for my taste, but overall good coffee." (4 out of 5)

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"Brewed in my french press. Very bold, a little too bold for my taste but I enjoyed the cup nonetheless. " (4 out of 5)

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"Brewed in a French press. I found this roast to have a nice complexity but really didn't love how each cup finished. Definitely on the stronger side for a dark roast so it'll hit you right away. " (3 out of 5)

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"Didn't love it but it's not exactly my style. I didn't exactly taste the fruit, maybe slightly chocolatey..." (3 out of 5)

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"Brewed with a French press, notable complexity. It starts with a medium body, sweeter profile and finishes with a stronger, darker profile (some hints of chocolate). It sticks with you for a few moments but doesn't leave a lingering dark aftertaste. A strong coffee that will pick you up. " (3 out of 5)

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"Brewed with French press as recommended. Very well balanced dark roast. Has a heavy finish. Prepare yourself for this one though. Definitely a good eye opener, Monday morning blend!" (3 out of 5)

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"A beautiful, well balanced coffee, and one of my favorites that I've received over the last six months. Not too bitter, not too sour, just right!" (5 out of 5)

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"Inverted Aeropress. Delicious chocolate and fruit flavors in a full-bodied coffee." (5 out of 5)

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"Some documentaries are bland but I do enjoy a good Killer Whale documentary. Those poor seals get tossed! I found this blend bland so I tossed in some roasted cocoa nibs to enrich its flavor content." (2 out of 5)

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"A good coffee. Not as dark, earthy or spicy as I would have preferred." (4 out of 5)

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"This coffee is delicious. Drinking it on a Rainy day overlooking the puget sound is Amazing. " (5 out of 5)

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"Made in my drip coffee maker, great flavor, well balanced" (4 out of 5)

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"I'm enjoying a cup of the Orca Blend now. Despite the description it's not too dark, and not too bitter. Full bodied and delicious!" (4 out of 5)

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"The Orca blend is wonderfully smooth and rich, and is enjoyable all on its own. I like to use the pour-over method to get the perfect brew. " (5 out of 5)

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"This a beautiful blend. I loved the way the beans looked and even more how they tasted in my v60 pour over." (4 out of 5)

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"As advertised but very mild. I may have over brewed it a few minutes because it came out a little bit bitter for me but it's a very soft medium roast so even with a bit of bitterness it was still good. " (4 out of 5)

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"This has rocketed to the top of my favorite coffee list! The dark smooth and very nice fruity sweet notes are amazing. Its a dark very smooth coffee with sweet undertones and a beautiful finish." (5 out of 5)

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"Darker than the average medium roast, with well-balanced acidity and body. Very fruity (I didn't get much in the way of the expected chocolate notes). A good blend suitable for everyday drinking." (4 out of 5)

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"Received a medium roast gift box. This was my favorite of the 4. It is complex with its medium-dark notes. I drink my coffee without cream or sweeteners and use a coffee press. The currant stands out, slightly earthy, very smooth to taste and the chocolate aroma is nice. I recommend for sure. " (5 out of 5)

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"Good value coffee. Simple but good with the right creamer. " (4 out of 5)

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"Delicious and simple. This coffee is an excellent value." (4 out of 5)

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