Iron Brew Coffee
Brazil Cerrado Dark Roast
|Roaster Location:||Blythewood, South Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||April 2005|
Blind Assessment: The structure and aromatics are dominated by the impact of an aggressively dark roast. Roasty and neutral in the aroma with subdued charred cedar tones and rather remote suggestions of fruit and nut. When hot the cup is burned and rather soapy, with perhaps some spice and cedar-toned chocolate. As it cools, however, the soapy tones recede and the chocolate intensifies, turns distinctly semi-sweet.
Notes: Iron Brew Coffee, a small-batch wholesale/retail roaster in South Carolina, roasts only Brazil coffee directly imported from farmers in the Cerrado region, a newer growing region distinguished by its dry, sunny fruiting and harvest season. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who want to imagine Brazil while they are drinking a decent ultra-dark roast.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2005 tasting report: Soft and Sweet: Brazil Specialty Coffees