Delicately rich, balanced but gracefully intense coffee. High-toned aroma with flowers, nut and a hint of pungent cedar. Richly tart, opulent acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor is dominated by voluptuous notes of night flowers, orange, tart cherry, nut, all of which coast into a long, deep, clean finish.
By Kenneth Davids
September 5th, 2009
Intensely sweet flavor and aroma dominated by flowers, apricot and tangerine. Soft, syrupy mouthfeel, bright-toned but balanced acidity and a remarkably rich, brandy-toned flavor. Crisp finish with sweet stone fruit notes lingering in the long.
Blueberry-toned aroma with hints of cherry, flowers and baking spices. Bright, fruity acidity and a smooth mouthfeel with a complex fruit character in the cup bringing up associations ranging from plums and peaches to berries and citrus. Dry, sweet finish that becomes sweeter and slightly nutty in the long.
An aromatically rich coffee, with round jasmine notes and hints of mixed berry fruitiness. Balanced acidity, soft mouthfeel and a delicate lemony flavor, with hints of flowers and sweet toned fruit that deepen and become more opulent as the cup cools. The bitter-sweet, flavor-saturated finish fades but sweetens further in the long.
Sweet and deep in the aroma, with suggestions of flowers, butter, cedar. Smooth, rounded acidity and syrupy body in the cup, with continued floral notes, a cocoaish chocolate and richly tart fruit. Simple but long, resonant finish.
Big, fruity sweetness and underlying bouillon-like savory notes carry from aroma through finish in this nicely balanced natural or dried-in-the-fruit coffee. Impressively syrupy body, rich acidity, crisp chocolate and a dry cherryish, slightly salty fruit complicate cup and finish.
A pungent fruit aroma with hints of flowers, cedar and red currant. In the cup, nicely balanced acidity, a lightly syrupy mouthfeel and flavors of peach and lemon that lean toward chocolate. The fruit-toned chocolate grows more distinct and lingers in the finish.
Raisiny cocoa and a hint of night flowers in the soft, understated aroma. In the cup round and delicately melodic: gently rich acidity, silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel, cherryish fruit with continued hints of cedar and night flowers. Balanced, slightly dry finish.
A roundly bright cup, with aromatic and flavor notes of flowers combined with hints of stone fruit, baking spices and toast. A gracefully clean, very sweet and long finish with a pleasing toasty and caramel-like character.
Rich, deep aroma with pungent cedar-toned fruit notes: fig perhaps, or prune. In the cup quiet, balanced acidity, fullish body, continued mildly pungent, fig-like fruit notes that take on a dark chocolate character in the finish.