This is big bean coffee, both in terms of looks and flavors! It starts with a sweet, dark-bitter smell with really pronounced organic-earthy aromas. Some unusual notes include scalloped potatoes and sweet onions with a hint of freshly mulched flower bed. The mouthfeel stands out as very thick, deep, and rich and continues through with big body. The flavors include some slight fruit notes such as black cherry and fig – think about the sweet earthiness ones gets from dried fruit. There are clear wood tones like cedar wood mixed with nuts, and dark, dark baker’s chocolate. This cup is well balanced and finishes smoky-peppery and dry, and has practically no acidity. A really superb coffee.
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The sweet smells from the cup evoke honey and peaches, and some of that is reflected in the cup as soft floral tones. The dominant flavors that come through are dark and smoky chocolate notes combined with the more traditional nuttiness. The mouthfeel is smooth with no discernable acidity at all. The finish starts off with a slight peppery edge in the throat, switching to a dark and earthy, long lasting aftertaste of quintessential coffee. A very drinkable, not-too-complex decaf.
This coffee starts out with sweet and savory smells. Evokes a cold winter’s day late afternoon lunch of beef barley soup and cherry jam on pumpernickel toast. There are waves of flavor, including fruit and dark, bittersweet tones, with a slight black peppery edge. Reads like a Rhône. Very nice mouthfeel, almost velvety, and the finish introduces burnt raisin, with slight nuttiness, and a hint of currants. There is acidity present, but not center stage – quite dry on the finish. A superb coffee.