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Revel Coffee

Brazil Paulo Ribeiro Rocha

Location: Billings, Montana

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

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 55/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly sweet. Caramel, cherry, roasted cacao nib, narcissus, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Mild, rounded acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The short but resonant finish consolidates to cocoa and spice tones.

Notes:

Produced by Paulo Ribeiro Rocha Revel from trees of the Acaia, Catuai and Bourbon 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. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount — a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An accessible, deeply sweet, caramel-toned Brazil cup. Those who avoid aggressive acidity but enjoy a lighter-roasted, very gently bright cup should particularly value this selection.

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