Intense yet delicate; crisp, graceful. A tightly layered, utterly pleasing fusion of lavender-like flowers, roasted cacao nib and a hint of blood orange carries with clarity and consistency from aroma through finish. Lyrical, animated acidity; light but silky, lively mouthfeel. The finish never seems to stop; the floral-cacao-citrus notes ring on and on.
By Kenneth Davids
April 4th, 2014
Intensely floral, deeply complex. Rose- and lavender-like flowers, honey, cacao nib, apricot, a delicate hint of cashew in aroma and cup. Gently buoyant, lively acidity, light but very silky mouthfeel. Lavender and cashew in particular persist in a sweet-toned, balanced finish.
Price: $19.50/12 ounces
This deeply nuanced coffee requires patience to fully engage its originality and distinction. Sweet-savory in structure with honey, lilac, roasted cacao nib and ripe peach in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; an almost honeyish viscosity in the mouthfeel. Lilac, honey and cacao nib in particular carry into a long, flavor-saturated finish.
Deep, pungent, layered. Dark chocolate, molasses, narcissus-like flowers, peach, honeydew melon in aroma and cup. Round, gently rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers and chocolate in particular carry into a long, sweet-toned, flavor-saturated finish.
Deep, pungent, juicy. Immense, sweet night-blooming flowers, molasses, dark chocolate, guava-like fruit, a hint of thyme. Rich, deeply nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a resonant finish.
Price: $15.75/12 ounces
Roundly and richly tart; lively. Orangy citrus, honeysuckle, honey, vanilla, a spicy hint of sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicately juicy, bright acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant, sweet-toned finish.
Price: $16.38/12 ounces
Big, sweetly pungent. Fudgy chocolate, strawberry, lily-like flowers, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Rich, round, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a deep, chocolate-toned finish.
Delicate, soft, silky. Honey, night-blooming flowers, cocoa butter, vanilla in aroma and cup. Gentle but lively, floral-toned acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Vanilla in particular carries into a quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Richly pungent, deeply floral. Molasses, vanilla, ripe plum, night-blooming flowers, a hint of savory-sweet spice in aroma and cup. Soft, gently crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisply dry in the short finish; a floral sweetness blooms in the long.
Crisply sweet, complete. Roasted cacao nib, orangy citrus, almond butter, honeysuckle, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, juicy acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Cacao and flowers in particular persist in a sweet finish.