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.
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.
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.
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.