Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea
Brazil Daterra Sunrise
|Roaster Location:||Mickleton, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Review Date:||September 2008|
Sweet-toned, deeply pungent aroma: blackberry, black currant, nut. In the cup soft acidity, lightly syrupy body, great depth and sweetness. The dry berry notes take on a crisp dark chocolate character that carries into the long, rich finish.
This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Daterra is among the world's most technically sophisticated coffee producers, with three model environmentally and socially progressive farms in the admired Cerrado growing region of Brazil. Although company literature indicates this coffee is from trees of both the Typica and Bourbon varieties, its cup profile seems strongly influenced by Bourbon character. Crescent Moon is an artisan small-batch roaster in the Philadelphia area emphasizing sustainability and quality in its coffee sourcing. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who avoid intensity and acidity but pursue elegance.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2008 tasting report: The Rainforest Alternative: Twelve plus One Rainforest-Certified Coffees