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Espresso Republic

Static Ravens Dark Roast Mexico

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Chiapas State, Mexico

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Richly aromatic, wood-framed, bittersweet. Rhododendron, fresh mulch, dried apricot, saltwater taffy, molasses in aroma and cup. Bitter-leaning in structure; lean, silky mouthfeel. The finish is gently drying, with sweet mulch notes and vanilla-like florals.

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: The bittersweet structure, dried fruit notes and vanilla-toned flowers pleasantly nudge this coffee toward a darker roast profile, even though this is a medium-roasted bean.