Wonderful combination of chocolate, caramel and nuts, the typical profile of great coffees from Brazil. This exceptional example also shows spices on the finish, especially a cinnamon note. The acidity is present but not heavy on the citrus, making it a interesting single origin espresso, reminiscent of an Illy light roast. Superb farming techniques from this superior single estate.
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This outstanding organic coffee starts with a sweet, fruity, floral smell combined with some dustiness. The cup is balanced with a slight tilt toward the acidic, which fades fast. The flavors are big with loads of dark, dark chocolate and bright cherries mixed with a fruit flavor that comes from the tropics – perhaps mango. There are also subtle, delicate floral tones that sneak in. The mouth feel is thick and viscous and provides a nice juiciness. The finish is super clean with slight fruits, dark chocolate, and slight caramel and dulce-de-leche notes. A superb Indonesian.
This superb Indonesian seems to evoke the rainforest. The fragrance begins with clean, semi-sweet and rather earthy notes. In the cup, the body is big with a smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavors start with a vegetal, earthy woodiness combined with a touch of fruit. The lack of acidity plus a hint of sweetness makes for a very smooth finish. The final reward is unmistakable chocolate. In fact, as this cools, it is one of the most distinctly chocolate tasting coffees we’ve encountered.