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Black Oak Coffee Roasters

Boa Vista Brazil

Location: Ukiah, California

Origin: Mantiqueira de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 57/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet, delicately rich. Lychee, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, lightly juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Lychee and roasted cacao nib go long in the sweet, resonant finish.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the Bourbon, Catuai and Mundo Novo varieties of Arabica by Celso, Gertrudes and Denner Augusto on their small farm Sitio Boa Vista. A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, which means the beans or seeds were dried encased in the entire fruit. Naturals form the backbone of the Brazil coffee industry, but this lot reflects a particularly refined approach to the method. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. Artisan coffee-roasters in the northern California town of Ukiah, Black Oak’s mission is to bring to life each carefully selected coffee’s unique origins. For more information, visit www.blackoakcoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A profoundly sweet cup (lychee, honeysuckle) with supporting nut and aromatic wood nuance.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend

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