Up here is the Bali Blue Moon coffee. I've been hesitant to get their medium roast coffee, because generally I've enjoyed their medium dark a bit more. I've also been nervous to try a dark roast, but that day will come soon. Bali Blue Moon is a great coffee! To get a little closer to the medium dark roast and give a little more depth to the flavor it does require a bit more beans to get a good water/bean balance.
I apologize for the less-than-stellar photos on this one. I realized the night before my final brew that I hadn't taken any pictures. I try to do my photos outside with natural light and a little fill flash, as needed, but these photos were taken inside with full bounce flash. The beans seem to look a little darker on my screen than in real life.
This is indeed a very good coffee. A good full on coffee flavor without bitterness. Solid in the medium roast category, but not so mellow that it becomes depressing to drink. It is by far leaps and bounds above Trader Joe's Joe. It also reminded be a little bit of another great coffee, Moon Doggie Peruvian Villa Rica. Maybe that was the result of 'moon' in the name?
This is a great coffee, but like I said earlier, I'm more of a fan of TJ medium dark roast, so I'm not sure that I would come back to this coffee. Although I would highly recommend it to others to try!
Bottom Line Rating: 4 out of 5