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CQ Coffee Roasters

Lift Off Espresso

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: Minas Gerais State, Brazil; West Valley growing region, Costa Rica.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/16 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 52/71

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Richly fruit-toned, roundly bright. Cantaloupe, apricot, buttery dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, a hint of honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; flowers carry into a crisp finish. Rather bright and dry in three parts milk but impressively nuanced: chocolate, apricot, cedar, all lingering in an impressively long, sweet finish.

Notes:

This blend consists of a honey-processed Daterra Estate Brazil peaberry and a wet-processed or “washed” coffee from the Helsar de Zarcero Mill in Costa Rica. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.cqcoffeeroasters.com or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic espresso in the newer American style: bright but deep, sweet, complex.