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Bluekoff Company

Thai Single-Origin Honey-Processed Espresso

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Origin: Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: THB $200/250 grams

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 52/67

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, cedar, pomegranate, hazelnut, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Pomegranate and dark chocolate resonate in a deep finish. Flavor-saturated in three parts milk, where chocolate and tart fruit notes amplify and hazelnut and vanilla-like floral notes revive.

Notes:

A Thai coffee processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Bluekoff is a Thai company involved in all aspects of coffee, from milling and roasting to coffee wholesale and retail and related equipment and training services. Visit www.bluekoff.com or arez@bluekoff.com or call +66 81 626 5459 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An invitingly crisp, brightly sweet-tart espresso, impressively chocolaty and floral-toned in milk.