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  • Astro Cafe

    Sterling, Virginia
  • Astro Cafe

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2003
Origin: Southern Minas Gerais State and northern Sao Paulo State, Brazil Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot found the aroma impressive: "elegant, sweet nut" for Willem, "elegant, sweet and fruity" for Ken. Once to the cup, however, neither found much to praise. Willem found the flavor "pungent but sweet and sour," Ken "bittersweet but sharp and shallow." Willem faintly praised this coffee's presence in milk as "mellow," whereas Ken found it "thin, a bit sharp." Willem 79, Ken 82.

Notes: A blend of beans from two respected Brazilian farms, Lambari Estate in the Sul de Minas growing region and Rancho Grande Estate in the Mogiana region. Roasted and packaged on the Rancho Grande farm in Brazil. Perhaps problems with packaging or roasting accounted for the relatively low rating of this coffee, which comes with outstanding credentials as a green coffee. Visit or call 703-444-6912 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a sharp, bittersweet character in straight shots and short milk drinks.


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