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A.R.C.

Flora Blend Espresso

Location: Hong Kong, China

Origin: Africa; Asia Pacific

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: HKD $158/227 grams

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 54/77

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, oak, dried apricot, dark chocolate, thyme in aroma and small cup. Delicately syrupy body; gently drying, floral-driven finish in the short and sweetly herb-toned in the long. In three parts milk, chocolate, florals and fruit all take center stage, and thyme-like herb notes gently follow.

Notes:

An espresso blend comprised of coffees from Africa and the Asia-Pacific. A.R.C., whose motto is “more than specialty,” rigorously controls three vital elements: sourcing of green coffee, roasting, and, in cafe environments, water quality for brewed coffee. For more information, visit http://www.arc.coffee/en/index.html.

The Bottom Line: A floral-driven straight shot, amplified with notes of stone fruit and chocolate in cappuccino-scaled milk.

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