Coffee Review - Brazil Sol do Paraguassu by OQ Coffee
  • OQ Coffee Co.

    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Sol do Paraguassu Farm Natural Processed Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2012
Origin: Chapada Diamantina growing region, Bahia State, Brazil. Price: $14.00/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Gently and lushly bright. Flowers, honeyed lemon, hints of almond and pungent fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Delicate, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor details fade in the finish, but a richly tart sweetness lingers.

Notes: Produced from trees of the respected Catuaí and Mundo Novo varieties of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. OQ Coffee is a New Jersey-based small-batch roasting company that emphasizes its commitment to coffee quality and community-building. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Balanced, gentle, refreshing Brazil, quietly exceptional.


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