Trailhead Coffee Roasters
Brazil Alpenglow Roast
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Review Date:||November 2009|
Blind Assessment: Crisply balanced cup. Roasted nut, dry berry, cocoaish chocolate, hints of flowers and lemon from aroma through finish. Rich, black-currant-toned acidity, smooth mouthfeel.
Notes: This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Trailhead Coffee Roasters is a Portland-based small-batch coffee roasting company dedicated to purchasing certified organic and Fair Trade coffee exclusively from Cafe Femenino, an organization that supports women farmers and their families in coffee growing communities. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A fine traditional-style Brazil in a slightly darkish roast; balanced acidity, dry fruit, quiet complexity.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2009 tasting report: Quality and Fair Trade Certified Coffees