Victrola Coffee Roasters
Brasil Carmo De Minas Fazenda Monte Verde Bourbon
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Mantiqeiras de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||$13.88/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2014|
Blind Assessment: Resonant and complex from aroma through finish: roasted cacao nib, vanilla, apricot, hazelnut. Crisply bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The long, deep, flavor-saturated finish is particularly impressive.
Notes: Composed entirely of beans from the yellow-fruited strain of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Processed by the pulped natural method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. The Monte Verde estate, run by farmer José Canato, has consistently placed high in the Brazil Cup of Excellence competition. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Some may find the bittersweet acidity bracing, others mildly distracting, but everyone should enjoy deep, complex aromatics, particularly as they stretch far into a resonant finish.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2014 tasting report: Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014