|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$11.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: Impressively sweet-toned, bright and brandyish dried-in-the-fruit profile. Distinct blueberry notes in aroma and cup, balanced by a crisp mint and a spicy fir. Juicy, rounded acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated and sweet when the cup is hot; as it cools a slight salty tightness emerges.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. The exotic and colorful island of Bali produces a small volume of coffee in the interior highlands. Judging from the sensory profile, this is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An aficionado’s dried-in-the-fruit coffee, brought to a light roast that foregrounds a just-picked, meadowy freshness and an unusual purity in the sweetly fermenty fruit notes.