Reviews for July 6th, 2008

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Very sweet-toned and bright aroma: lemon, orange, flowers, cherry, a hint of honey. The acidity, rich and enveloped in sweetness, lifts the cup and carries into the long finish. Continued lemon, cherry and floral-toned honey notes.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Big, rich, sweet fruit-toned aroma: blueberries, Port wine and a hint of flowers. In the cup, a pleasant fermented version of berry and wine tones develop, as well as a fruity dark chocolate-like quality. Pleasingly smooth aftertaste, with a suggestion of citrus peel lingering in the long finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Rich, spicy and chocolate aroma with a mild smokiness. Mellow acidity with soft suggestions of tangy citrus. Balanced and complex flavors open as a vaguely fruity sweetness, then fade to nut and earth tones. Pleasant toasty, earthy and cocoa qualities persist into the finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Pungent nut, hints of herb and earth in the sweet-toned aroma. In the cup full mouthfeel, crisp earth notes, dry, berryish fruit and a slight herby or gingery tingle. Rich, sweet, berry-toned finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Sweet-toned and balanced aroma, with a tight-knit, quiet complexity leading with semi-sweet chocolate with support from savory herb, sweet orange, nut. In the cup medium bodied but smooth, delicate but rich. The nut-toned, semi-sweet chocolate declares itself distinctly, carrying into the long, rich finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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A crisp and distinctive Ethiopia wet-processed profile. Floral and tangy orange notes in the aroma with a sweet hint of honey. In the cup, vibrant, fruit-toned acidity, medium body, somewhat soft mouthfeel. Tangy citrus turns toward sweet tangerine and tropical fruit with an underlying pungent toastiness. In the finish a slight hint of astringency and a softly bitter walnut note.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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In the nose sweet pine-toned aromatic wood, with smoky, toasty and earthy tones. Big, silky-textured body with somewhat sweet, if soft, acidity. In the cup, powerfully musty notes read as pleasant cedar and walnut. The long, dry finish lingers with hints of cocoa and continued aromatic wood.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Roundly balanced, quietly rich coffee. Soft aroma with nut and chocolate notes. In the cup gently rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, cherry-chocolate notes that carry into a simple but full finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Rich, deep, sweetly low-toned coffee. Nut, cedar, hints of orange and chocolate in the aroma. In the cup syrupy in mouthfeel with continued hints of nut, cedar, molasses, and a cocoa-buttery chocolate. Simple but sweet finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Sweet-toned, bright aroma: gently pungent nut and fir notes, hints of coffee fruit (tart cherry), butter, chocolate. The aromatics simplify in the quiet, balanced cup; the tart fruit deepens toward brandy, the hint of buttery chocolate persists. Simple but clean, sweet finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Mildly tangy aromatic notes, with soft hints of nuts and chocolate. A bright acidity is softened and rounded by faint suggestions of fruit. The balance continues in the cup with tart lime tones standing out in front, fading to a pleasant nuttiness. Hints of chocolate, spice and aromatic wood linger in the long, dry finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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An autumnal sort of coffee: rich, deep, with notes of smoky wood, wet fallen leaves and humus in both nose and cup, all supported by a deep underlying sweetness. Turns from deep to rather heavy in a tongue-coating finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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An apparent slow roast deepens and rounds the profile. Hints of fir, milk chocolate, possibly butter in the aroma. In the cup muted acidity, rough but full mouthfeel, continued aromatic wood and chocolate notes, with hints of flowers and butter. The chocolate notes carry into the rich, dry finish.

Review Date: Jul 2008

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Dominated by earthy, wet-fallen-leaf, slightly pondy notes in both aroma and cup. In the cup a fundamental sweetness turns the forest-floor notes toward an ambiguous chocolate. Smoothes out in a simple finish with an herby tickle.