This blend is complex, with a full body, and hints of fruit and chocolate in the finish.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Dark Chocolate, Floral, Molasses
Story: This unique blend was created for professional cyclist, Fred Rodriguez. Freddie is a four-time National Road Race champion and currently resides in Berkeley, California. We created this product to benefit the Fast Freddie Foundation. The mission of the Fast Freddie Foundation is to inspire and provide young people with the tools to achieve personal successes by utilizing life skills learned through cycling. This complex, strong coffee is perfect to give you that turbo boost you need to get going!
For every 12 oz. bag you buy, we donate $1.00 to the foundation, for every 2-pound bag, we donate $2.00, and for every 5-pound bag, we donate $5.00. Learn more about this great cause at the Fast Freddie Foundation website.
First off, we love trying all the coffees at McLaughlin's but we come back to the ones that are dark and oily, let's face it: they grind up better (less static electricity) and they give us the rich flavor we're after. Used to be obsessed with Max's Blend (also lovely) but Fast Freddy kicks us up to the next level of caffeination and rich flavor. May not be looking back!
NOTE TO SELF: MUST RE-ORDER THIS
This review serves two purpose. Firstly, it is to remind myself which coffee to to get again when it is time to re-order. Secondly, also to remind myself of how delicious this coffee is. I prepared a travel mug of coffee daily and made this for the first time. I was at work when I reached out for a sip, the kind of subconscious motion your body do when you are focused at work. The moment I tasted this coffee though, I stopped. I became aware of how good this coffee tasted. You do not need a refined palate to pick out subtle notes of chocolate or nuances of brown sugar. It is right there. I haven't enjoyed coffee like this for a while now.
Definitely one to try!
I've been an avid fan of Max's Blend for many years because of it's bold flavor, but I've got to say, Fast Freddie is now my "go to" coffee. It's full of flavor with no bitterness.
I drink coffee for the taste and not the buzz. This coffee taste so good, you can drink it black. No after taste. No tange that people mistake for fruity. It is so smooth without the jitters.