La Lucie Zimbabwe by Coffee Klatch Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2007
Origin: Chipinge growing region, eastern Zimbabwe Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Very sweet throughout the profile. Nut and semi-sweet chocolate notes in the aroma. In the cup tart coffee fruit notes make a distinct and delicate lean toward chocolate. The tart cherry tones persist in the sweet short finish, fading toward astringency in the long.

Notes: Historically Zimbabwe has been the premier coffee origin of southern Africa, admired for its moderately acidy, sweetly fruity coffees. La Lucie Estates is a leading producer of Zimbabwe coffee, exclusively growing the admired SL 28 variety, the cultivar of arabica that produces most of Kenya's finest coffees. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Naturally sweet and delicately bright, a good choice for bottomless cup black coffee drinkers.


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