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Espresso Republic

Static Dark Star Mexico Espresso

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Chiapas State, Mexico

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 51/73

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Baker’s chocolate, plum blossom, molasses, grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel; the finish consolidates around grapefruit zest and baker’s chocolate in the short, with notes of cedar returning in the long. In three parts milk, baker’s chocolate envelopes citrus zest and stone fruit notes in pleasing balance.

Notes:

A blend of Arabica coffees from Chiapas State, Mexico, all processed by the wet-processed or “washed” method, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: An impressively balanced, energetic chocolate- and stonefruit-toned espresso from Mexico, an origin seldom show-cased in single-origin espressos.