Got Your Six Coffee – A Tasting

Got Your Six Coffee

I had the opportunity to try something new today. My friend Matt dropped by the house and gave me a gift. He brought me a bag of coffee. I know, seems like something small to most people, but Matt knows how seriously I take my coffee. This wasn’t just a gift. It was a challenge to my tastebuds. A challenge that I gladly accepted.

It was a brand I’d never tried before. In the world of coffee, there are a lot of choices. Most people are content with whatever they can find at the grocery store or what they serve at their favorite coffee shop. My tastes run a little more. Not that I’m a connoisseur or anything fancy like that. I’m certainly not a coffee Sommelier. However, with a combined 20 plus years in law enforcement and/or security under my belt, I’ve come to appreciate good coffee. That’s because for most of that 20 plus years, I had to endure some really bad coffee, too. Now, I like to enjoy the flavor, not just pound it down to stay awake. As a writer, I refer to my coffee as “Productivity Juice.”

This new brand of coffee is called the “Got Your Six Coffee Co.” To make things even better, they’re from right here in my hometown of Springfield, Missouri. You’ve all heard my propensity for promoting things that are from here in my beloved Ozarks. This is in my proverbial backyard, so I had to try it. Check them out at

Got Your Six
[got] [yoo r] [siks] | verb

1. In military terms, “I’ve got your six” means, “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with WWI fighter pilots referencing the rear of the airplane as the six o’clock position.

They have a lot of different types of coffee, but the one I was gifted was called “Blue Line.” I instantly loved the title. Come to find out, they named it that as a tribute to the men and women of law enforcement. To me, that speaks volumes about the company. I’ll gladly support a company that understands the sacrifice officers make every day. I was proud to be one of them and will have lifelong friends because of it.

Now, Blue Line is a medium roast and my tastes usually run to the dark roasts. Having said that, opening the bag was an experience. The aroma of the coffee was amazing. I smelled different scents that promised bold flavor and subtle afternotes. I was ready to try it. Brewing it made the entire kitchen smell wonderful. Reminiscent of being in a nice restaurant that had their own bakery. There were great smells there.

Got Your Six’s website describes the Blue Line Coffee as: “An Award-Winning medium roast from four different farms in the Guadalupe, Huila region of Columbia. In the cup you are treated with the perfect blend of caramel, sugar cane and citric acidity. No wonder this blend is so popular.”

I would have to agree. There are subtle flavors in the coffee. I can get notes of the caramel and the gentle sweetness of the sugar cane. I didn’t notice the citric acid, but like I said, I’m not an expert. However, what I did taste, was a hell of a cup of coffee. It’s exceptionally good black, right out of the pot. I enjoyed a cup that way, then added a touch of creamer. The creamer was a good compliment, but it really stands well on its own.  If you take your coffee with sugar, go lightly. It doesn’t really need much help.

All in all, it’s an excellent cup of coffee. I’d drink it again. Now, having said that, I want to try their dark roasts, too. If a medium roast impressed me this much, I can’t wait to try their bolder darks. They have four to choose from. “Cup of Joe”, “Super Swamper Single Origin Sumatran”, “K.I.S.S.” (undoubtedly the acronym Keep It Simple Stupid), and “Compass Rose, your GPS for life.” I’m going to have to try them all.

So, big thanks to Matt for the gift. It is much appreciated, and I will enjoy every drop. If you want to try some amazing coffee, give Got Your Six Coffee Co. a try. You’ll be glad that you did. I know I am. Tell them D.A. sent you.



From their website:

“Forged through adversity, driven by purpose, service to those who serve.”

– Eric Hadley

Got Your Six Coffee Co. (GY6CC) is passionate about helping veterans and others who put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect us. Our mission it service to those who serve. Through the sale of freshly roasted, award-winning gourmet coffee and amazing relationships with incredible companies, sponsors, and partners we can do just that.

We use the net profits to support EMTs, LEOs, firefighters, veterans, and their families through various nonprofit organizations. We rely on great coffee and hard-used gear to make this a reality. Check out our team to see who has our 6 and makes it possible for us to accomplish our mission of service to those who serve.

Veteran homelessness, veteran suicides, and the daily struggles that veterans, LEOs, EMTs, and Firefighters have with respect to PTSD need to be addressed and we intend to lend a hand with that… Eight of them to be exact. That is exactly why we have an octopus as part of our logo because we are lending a hand, or arm in this case, to members of the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Technicians, and those in the Fire Fighting community. We are making it our goal to end veteran homelessness, to eliminate the veteran suicide rate of 22 veterans a day, and to work with other organizations such as EMTs, LEO, and Firefighters to lend a hand when and wherever we can.

Visit our online store and help those that serve us by purchasing your daily coffee, apparel, or other items through us. Let us provide you a great cup of coffee, and we will do the rest. They got our six, now it’s time for us to get theirs.

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