Nakhaki Estate Lot “C”
Nelson Olori, Farmer
Here is another fine micro-lot coffee from Bolivia. The complexity of this coffee starts with the first whiff from the cup. There are florals, chocolate and nut with meaty-earthy notes along with a typical coffee aroma. A touch of black cherry and caramel is also present. The flavors reflect Autumn: maple and brown sugar, caramel and fruit. A pinch of lemony citrus comes through too. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and balanced. There are hints of nuts and caramel on finish. This coffee is predominantly deep and dark with occasional bright notes.
The distinctive Nakhaki coffees come from the Uchumachi, Colonia Kantutani, Caranavi Province in the Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia. They are expertly tendered and carefully processed by this small group of organic farmers that protect their environment with shade trees and ecological processing. Their micro-lot coffees include Typica and Red Caturra varieties.
Importer comments: Citric acidity (meyer lemon), sweet, syrupy, balanced body with hints of dark chocolate, sugar cane and red wine. Its silky texture carries forward reminders of vanilla, floral essence and green apple.
We are very happy to offer this excellent Indonesian from the small island of Flores. The cup starts with a slightly fruity nose that follows into the cup. Then the syrupy mouthfeel delivers licorice and dark chocolate. As it cools, walnut notes with hints of honey and vanilla emerge. This very low acidity coffee is a great way to welcome the cold months.
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 unique organic peaberry from Café Cascada starts with an elegant combination of aromas of fruit and nuts. Once in the cup, the flavors include cocoa, a mix of tart and sweet cherries, nut meat, malt, and subtle hints of spice and herbs. The mouthfeel has a light and airy texture and is perfectly balanced, reminding one of chiffon. Although not overtly acidic, a welcome brightness emerges as it cools. The finish is long with cocoa and tart cherry tones. This is a superb, very well balanced coffee.
Importer comments: Sweet chocolate, black cherry, sugar cane, dried stone fruit, syrupy mouth feel, clean, syrah wine, pecans, malt.
This very interesting coffee starts with three very distinct stages of aroma: first the sweet fruit smell of the whole bean; then the flower perfume of the brewed bean; finally, the chocolate-caramel cup. The flavors are touches of sweet fruit, hinting toward apricot, wrapped with caramel. There is a combination of woody-nuttiness too (think cedar and hazelnuts) that continues into the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with medium-to-big body. It is a very balanced cup, with light acidity and is the best coffee we have had from Mexico in recent memory.