Espresso Review - Bolivia Caranavi by Victrola Coffee
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Caranavi growing region, Bolivia. Price: $9.50/8 ounces (227 grams)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Both Ken (94) and co-taster Sean Kohmescher (94) remarked on and enjoyed distinct and subtly unusual roasted nut and fudgy (Sean’s term) chocolate notes in aroma and small cup. Also some fruit complication (orange for Ken, berry for Sean). Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel, and a superb finish that just keeps coming, carrying subtly transforming flavor notes far into the reaches of sensory memory. Fades just a bit in two parts milk, but remains pleasing and balanced.

Notes: Certified organically grown. Grown under a canopy of nitrogen-fixing, soil preserving Inga trees, with some citrus as well, by small-holding farmers of the CENAPROC cooperative. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit or call 206-624-1725 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superb and quietly distinctive straight-shot espresso; finely nuanced nut and chocolate.


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