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Bolt Coffee

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4.56(17)

17 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Bolt Coffee.
5 star
35%
4 star
64%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Bolt focuses on cultivating significant connections by uniting individuals in its establishments. The company takes pride in providing intentionally sourced, roasted, and crafted specialty coffee. Starting with a single coffee cart at weddings and a pop-up site downtown in 2012, Bolt has expanded its presence in the Providence area with three retail outlets and a production center on Smith Hill.

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Bolt Coffee is a coffee roaster from Providence, RI United States. We have 6 cataloged roasts with 17 total reviews with a score of 4.56.

6 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
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Light Medium Colombia
Light Colombia

5.00(1)

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Light Kenya
Light Ethiopia

Top Reviews(17)

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This was last in a vertical tasting of cold brew. Just when I thought Id had too much coffee, this one came along. Its a spot on, very lightly nitrod cold brew. Super smooth and easy to drink, with natural sweetness and a red apple fruitiness. Nothing overly complicated, just delicious. This isnt your heavily nitrod keg cold brew with a creamy had. The nitro here is very subtle and adds just a light hint of creaminess and enhances the texture.

    Just drink Snapchill and just drink Bolt, friends!

    Cupping Method:Vertical Snapchill / cold brew tasting

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    I had a double cortado in the car from Bolt in Providence and it was one of the best to-go cortados I can remember having. A note to investigate their espresso and make another visit next time Im in PVD.
  • Scott Greenaway

    140 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I would say this roast leans much more towards light characteristics. Well-balanced, smooth, and flavorful with an underlying acidity. Refreshing flavor profile features a lightly sweet cherry with hints of fresh straw, black tea, and something intriguing I can't quite put my finger on.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    2 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    Another winner in the canned cold brew genre. This brew was fresh and bright and a joy to taste. I really appreciate the way the flavor stands out in this one.

    Cupping Method:black, iced

    Traits: fresh
    6 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Susanna Paterson

    27 roasts rated, avg score of 4.33

    5.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This was easy to drink and delicious! Hints of vanilla and apple meld together to make a good clean taste and finish. Tasty!

    Cupping Method:From the can, black

    6 months ago · See more from Susanna
  • Victoria S-C

    406 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    This coffee is very good!!
    3 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.50 - Average

    Light and fresh with a nice black tea kick and some fruity sweetness. I really enjoyed this one.

    Cupping Method:Hario V60 pour over

    1 month ago · See more from Emily
  • Victoria S-C

    406 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    A nice Colombian with some fruitiness!
    3 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Sometimes I see this cherry/maple combination and it makes a little nervous. I find they can lack acidity. This is not the case here. It's a balanced and smooth roast, versatile enough to be used as espresso, but best as an easy drinking filter/pourover. The cherry is subtle and you get a strong black tea, then a touch of maple and peanut as the finish.

    As espresso it's straightforward, a little earthier and chocolately, with a clean, medium acidity for a roast on the lighter side.

    Cupping Method:Espresso and pourover. Pourover at 203F worked well but I got more suble notes at 200F. I used around 16:1 ratio each time.

    Traits: peanut
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Just a couple weeks later here. Really close to changing this to a 5. Just a nice, smooth, easy to drink coffee (did 3 Chemex cuppings).

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    Got this from Bolt as part of the Providence single-origin box.

    Bolt's description of the combination of rapsberry, peach, jasmine, and caramel suggests an Ethiopian flavor profile. However, the actual tasting experience is quite different, as Chiroso tends to defy expectations. The nose doesn't give you any real hint of what's to come, it's slightly butterscotchy pre-grind.

    This coffee is predominantly caramel-forward, balanced with subtle notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. This blend also features a distinct ripe fruit character, adding depth and complexity to the overall flavor.

    The coffee's acidity is particularly noteworthy, offering a complex and lingering sensation reminiscent of hops and pineapple on the tail end of the palate. The hops are very subtle and more additive than bitter. Overall, this coffee presents a sophisticated and multifaceted taste experience that defies conventional expectations.

    Cupping Method:203F, 15g in, 225 out with Hario v60

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