August 28, 2015
Brazil Tres Vecinos Peaberry
- balanced with a nice ratio of sugar-to-bittersweet flavors. Roasted nut is present in the lightest roasts, . Slight fruited notes pop out as the cup cools, and the finish is highlighted by fading bittersweet chocolate. Great for espresso
Congo Kivu Nyirigongo Station
- has healthy doses of unrefined sugars and aromatic woods. A sweet coffee (deeply sweet, really), albeit rustic and with a counterbalance of bittersweet aspects. As it cools fruits really come alive, rindy citrus, boysenberry, and red raisin, along with dry-spice top notes.
Ethiopia Dry Process "Gey" Harar
- one of the better Harar selections we've tasted in a while. Very sweet, mixed-berry jam and a hint of papaya, with an overlay of earth-toned sugars. A strong note of dried apple comes out as the cup cools,
Guatemala Acatenango San Diego Buena Vista
- notes of brown sugar, almond, spiced cinnamon and vanilla essence notes in the aftertaste. Full City ushers in high % cacao bar flavors, slightly fruited and with a pleasant bittering touch. There's a great relationship between sweetness and bittersweetness
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul -Palacios y Castillo
- A rock-solid brewed coffee with nectarine and green apple tartness, along with a juicy mouthfeel. There's a lemon note , functioning more as flavor than acidity. The structuring brightness in the middle-roast range is much more in line with ripe peach (skin and all) or red apple.