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Temple Coffee and Tea

Brazil Matas de Minas

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Matas de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 52/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, sweetly nut-toned. Toffee, pecan, fresh-cut fir, baker’s chocolate, rosemary flower in aroma and cup. Mild, briskly sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying, resonant finish centers around baker’s chocolate in the short, with aromatic wood and nut tones resurfacing in the long.

Notes:

This is a blend created from coffees from Sitio do Bone, Santo Antonio, and Sitio Castello farms. All are wet-processed or “washed” coffees, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A pleasing, accessible cup for those who enjoy mild, sweetly nut- and chocolate-toned Brazils.