Coffee Review - Brazil Ouro Fino by Reunion Island Coffee
  • Reunion Island Coffee

    Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Brazil Ouro Fino

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2011
Origin: Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Price: CAD $11.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Deep, resonant, very sweet-toned in aroma and cup. A slight hint of sweet ferment encourages a deep plum-like and banana-like fruit and dark chocolate complicated by a pungent hint of fir. Rich, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some chocolate carries into an agreeable but simple finish.

Notes: Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from a cooperative of small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Processed by the traditional Brazilian natural or dry method, meaning the beans were dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the bean. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit or call 800-565-5950 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Richly low-acid cup with deep-toned fruit should please those who avoid brightly assertive breakfast coffees.


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