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Plat Coffee Roastery

Bolivia Yungas Caranavi Finca Las Alasitas Peaberry

Location: Hong Kong, China

Origin: Caranavi Province, La Paz Department, west-central Bolivia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $28.85/8 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 52/76

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, gently fruit- and cocoa-toned. Pomegranate, cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, roasted pistachio, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned fruit and florals.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for Coffee Review’s March 2019 tasting report. Produced entirely from the trees of the celebrated Geisha (also spelled Gesha) variety of Arabica. 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. Plat Coffee is a specialty roaster and café in Hong Kong. For more information, visit https://www.platcoffee.com/.

The Bottom Line: A graceful natural-processed Geisha cup, understated and elegant in its clean fruit and deep cocoa notes.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2019 tasting report: Revisiting the Andes: Coffees From Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia

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