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Caribeans

100% Arabica Coffee from Puerto Rico

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Origin: Utuado, central Puerto Rico

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/8 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 54/69

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Bittersweet but balanced; chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried fig, raisin, pistachio, fir in aroma and cup. Brisk, dry acidity; smooth but rather lean mouthfeel. Chocolate and pistachio carry into a surprisingly sweet though gently drying finish.

Notes:

Produced on a single farm in the central mountains of Puerto Rico near the site of the Ceremonial Ball Courts built and used by the indigenous Taino culture from 1200 to around 1500 AD. Processed by the wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. This coffee was roasted at the farm before being purchased by CariBeans, a Puerto Rico-based purveyor of fine coffee, chocolate and cigars. Visit www.caribeans.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: Satisfying chocolate and nut notes nearly carry the day in this briskly bittersweet coffee from Puerto Rico.