The coffee has a good sweet aroma with hints of pleasant strong toasty fragrance and mix of molasses or honey.
So said the judge at a recent Australian Specialty Coffee Association blind-taste test, who went on to say:
Mild acidity in the cup, which would suit espresso. Well balanced throughout the cooling process. Very nice aftertaste with chocolate hints. No bitterness present at all during the tasting. A good well balanced coffee.
With comments like these, it’s easy to see why Hills of Byron was the only Australian coffee to be awarded a medal for cappuccino at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show in 2005. Other awards at this premier coffee tasting event include: 2006 Bronze medal for the Hills of Byron Estate Roast in the Class 5 plunger coffee, 100% single origin, small commercial.