Love all the bean and blends at First Ascent but I have finally found my favorite! I've gone through about 10 5lb. bags from single origin and all the blends and Alpenglow hands down is my top pick. I've always thought loving espresso that I'm a "dark roast" gal but it turns out that the Alpenglow Blend brings out more flavor in my home brew with my ROK espresso press and my AeroPress on the go. And I've loved the quality from FA all the way from the roast, to packaging to shipping and outstanding customer service!
OMG the smell transports me to a farm where people is growing and harvesting the coffee beans
Great cup of coffee to keep me alert for the trails!
We visited Gothic CO and found the coffee! It was amazing
my new go-to, daily french press. Bravo!!
Well, I had the pleasure of tasting First Ascent coffee on a camping trip I was on with my family and was taken back when the taste and texture gave me the feeling of making something from my machine at home. Then I had the honor of being at a tasting and talking about the Alpine glow roasted coffee bean blend. I got a bag and took it home with curiosity, and I got an explosion of greatness the next morning. This coffee smooth texture of an earthy semi sweet chocolate on the palete, and the aromas ripe dark fruit, and cabin wood. This blend is a game changer for sure and the roaster did an amazing job creating something for the middle ground coffee lovers because this medium to dark roast coffee is on point. Two things about how I prepare this, first I do send this through an esspresso maker on a grind of 3, and the draw coming out is beautiful. Second, after I taste the coffee black to get all of the characteristics, I add a splash of half and half. I am so happy to speak to Alpine glow and will continue to get more. This small roaster made big changes on my palete for sure.
Fresh Roast and an excellent blend, delivered every 6 weeks and easy to adjust if I run out quicker than anticipated. Which seems to happen, because I keep sharing with my daughter and friends.
Like the medium roast Alpenglow, taste and all but I generally like a dark roast for the morning cup or two. On the whole a pretty good satisfying blend and roast. How about another dark roast other than Dawn Patrol (not saying I don’t like DP though!) Thanks for a great coffee!
Perfect morning fuel before heading out to Phil's World!
The daily grind. Love First Ascent and the beans!
I first tried this coffee in Gothic Colorado last summer while camping. I fell in love with all of the products you make. I sent two bags of ground coffee to my sister as a Christmas gift. She said “it is a velvety smooth coffee with deep flavors that are delightful” . I think I now know what to send her for very special occasion in her life.
My husband loves it!
Incredibly smooth taste! It was wonderful from the first cup to the last!
Imagine if a McDonald's coffee and a Dunkin donuts coffee had a sex in a back alley and then had a baby but it was shameful so they threw it in a dumpster. But then the baby climbs out and trains at a Shaolin temple and gets all ripped like uncle Iro and becomes king of kings. That's how good this coffee is.
I first tried your coffee when I had a cup of heroes blend with an amazing piece of cherry rhubarb pie one December at the Sunflower in Crested Butte. What a sumptuous synergy of flavors! the unexpected brightness of the pie complimented with a well rounded, smooth, full bodied brew. the anticipation of new roasts, specifically alpenglow, caught my eye on the website so I ordered some and just finished the 12 ounce bag this morning. It is of fuller body, low acid, and the flavor stays on the palate to savor like a nice wine. The flavor is very satisfying and delivers an oral hug that is so enjoyable as I sip my hot steaming mug of coffee every morning. I look forward to brewing the next roast, dawn patrol tomorrow. This coffee helps me ease into my day with gratitude for the love and consistency of your product.
My husband wanted to try this coffee and loved it. Almost as much as the Hero Day.
Delicious! We buy in 5lb bags and they last us a long time. Love this product!
I'm normally not a dark roast fan, but my wife is so I ordered it for her. I actually liked it!!
Fantastic blend! My wife prefers darker roasts to hold up to oat milk/cream. I drink my coffee with nothing in it, and prefer lighter roasts. This coffee does both well. Extra fresh roasted too.
I love this coffee in the morning - great mix of bright and deeper flavors.
For sure First Ascent Alpinglow Blend is one of the best things in the morning - the other things I cannot mention in this review.
this new blend is incredible!
Incredibly versatile. Brewed a great single shot espresso as soon as I dialed the grind in. Brewed it as a 16oz. pourover with great results.