Sometimes the first sip of a new coffee makes us giddy. The complexity in this bean is astounding. The tasting notes read like a Sauterne or a top notch Washington Riesling. Apricots and peaches abound. Smells like wild strawberries had a fling with the raspberry bush and that combo is what emerges on first sip. There is a lot of acidity but not in a sour or tart way — very crisp. The finish is extremely long and fruity. Extremely limited quantity.
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Funky, fun and fresh! Hold on to your seat, this is about as bizarre as it gets for coffee! This bean reveals leather, tobacco and some slight bittersweet tones. There are subtle spices like cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg that creep in the finish, especially as it cools. In addition to a distinct pungent aroma, the roasted beans smell like peanut butter.
“The Cup of Excellence is a strict competition that selects the very best coffee produced in that country for that particular year . These winning coffees are chosen by a select group of national and international cuppers and are cupped at least five different times during the competition process. The final winners are awarded the prestigious Cup of Excellence® and sold to the highest bidder during an internet auction.”
A surprisingly fickle bean that challenges the roaster! When handled properly and with a delicate touch, fabulous nutty flavors emerge – with almond being predominant. Hints of milk chocolate, citrus, caramel. A balanced and bright cup. This is our House Coffee and we are very proud of it indeed. It is a great, not-demanding, first-cup-in-the-morning coffee.
What hits the nose first when one opens the bag is a gentle sweetness. The second whiff draws in subtle citrus notes, fruit salad, and a meaty-nut. After brewing, it is a coffee fragrance with hints of sweet chocolate. The taste is, in a word, balanced. There is a harmonious triptych of coffee, chocolate and nuts that have been painted with a brush dipped in fruit juice. Smooth and super-balanced, with low acidity and a pleasing sweet fruity finish, this bean accommodates a broad palate.