Brazilian by St. Ives Coffee Roasters Review |
  • St. Ives Coffee Roasters

    Gainesville, Georgia
  • Brazilian

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: April 2005
Origin: Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil Price: NA

Blind Assessment: In the aroma intensely but cleanly roasty: pungent cedar with faint fruit undertones: papaya and apricot. In the cup the aggressive charred cedar tones continue to dominate, but the fruit becomes more explicit, rounding and sweetening toward chocolate. Sweet chocolate tones buffer the astringency in the short finish, but in the long the astringency turns rather heavy and tongue-coating.

Notes: From the Cerrado region, a newer growing region distinguished by its dry, sunny fruiting and harvest season. St. Ives is a quality oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster located in northeastern Georgia whose motto is "The Closest You Can Get to the Coffee Tree." Judging from this sample, St. Ives roasts its single-origin coffees very, very dark, to the far edge (far beyond Starbucks and Peet?s) of where coffee still can be called roasted rather than burned. Visit or call 800-767-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who want a little Brazil in their French roast.


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