|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2012|
Sweetly crisp, delicate. Cedar, honey, red apple, cocoaish chocolate, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa and apple carry into a sweet, slightly drying finish.
This is a “honey” coffee, meaning the skin was removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the beans or seeds were dried with at least some of the fruit pulp or “honey” still adhering to them. This practice contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. Joao ”Zinho” Souza and his family produced this micro-lot from trees of the Yellow Icatu variety of Arabica at their farm Fazenda Esperança. Water Avenue Coffee is a tiny roastery nestled next to the railway in the old Industrial Southeast quarter in Portland, Oregon. Visit www.wateravenuecoffee.com or call 503-808-7083 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Crisp rather than bright. An excellent choice for those who enjoy a quietly complex medium-roasted coffee with natural sweetness and low acidity.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2012 tasting report: Low-Acid Coffees