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A.R.C.

“Sweety” Espresso Blend

Location: Hong Kong, China

Origin: Panama; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: HKD $250/227 grams

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 50/73

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, deeply rich, chocolaty. Vanilla paste, dark chocolate, narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, black cherry in aroma and cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones intensify, along with intimations of vanilla paste and black cherry in the short finish and floral-toned citrus zest in the long.

Notes:

An espresso blend comprised of coffees from Panama and Ethiopia. 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 radiant espresso blend that shines equally in the straight shot and in milk, alive with notes of rich dark chocolate and black cherry.

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