Coffee Review - Haitian by Bonlife Coffee
  • Bonlife Coffee

    Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Haitian

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Haiti. Price: $10.90/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Distinct dark chocolate, cedar, roasted nut, raisin and a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, rounded acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet and chocolaty though mildly astringent finish.

Notes: Bonlife Coffee is a quality-oriented small-batch coffee roaster located in Cleveland, Tennessee dedicated to the motto “Drink a Better Story.” Bonlife donates 1% of its sales to a variety of environmental programs through its membership in the “1% for the Planet” movement, as well as contributing to other coffee-associated organizations including Water Missions International and Coffee Kids. Visit or call 423-464-6160 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Unusual opportunity to taste a good Haitian coffee, with the chocolate and soft, rounded acidity long associated with this perennially troubled origin.


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