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A.R.C.

“Flowery” Espresso Blend

Location: Hong Kong, China

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: HKD $128/227 grams

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 55/74

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly and richly tart. Graham cracker, lemon zest, hazelnut, pomegranate, clover flower in aroma and small cup. Satiny mouthfeel; gently drying, resonant finish centered around hazelnut and lemon zest. In three parts milk, the sweet-tartness of the cup carries into the chocolate-toned long finish.

Notes:

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: An accessible, sweetly tart espresso blend, citrusy in the straight shot and chocolate-toned in milk.

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