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Frozen Coffee Cherry Experiment

Frozen Coffee Cherry Experiment

 

The Frozen Coffee Cherry Experiment, originally uploaded by sweetmarias.

Because I have so much spare time and hardly any coffee samples are arriving at this time of year (LOL) I took on the crazy frozen coffee cherry experiment. These are 07-08 harvest coffee fruits that were picked ripe and frozen whole. I had tried cupping this once before and nearly vomitted but the results from these 6 samples by Aida at Kilimanjaro were really nice. I was surprised mostly by the body. Tons of it. No doubt there has been some physical breakdown of the coffee that results in more solids in the cup but the flavors were good. Funky but good. - Tom