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Java Blend Coffee Roasters

Brazil Espirito Santo Pulped Natural

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Origin: Montanhas do Espirito Santo growing region, Espirito Santo State, Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: CAD $13.60/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2016

Agtron: 56/79

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, crisply tart. Blackcurrant, walnut, lemon zest, carob, violet in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet-tart acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to carob and blackcurrant in the crisp finish.

Notes:

Produced by Laudalino Grinevald entirely from trees of the Catuai variety of Arabica. Processed by the pulped natural (the Brazilian term) or “honey” (the Central-American term) method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with all or part of the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of honey-processed coffees for Coffee Review‘s August 2016 tasting report. Java Blend Coffee Roasters is a small batch roasting company owned and operated by the same family since 1938. It custom-roasts and delivers coffee within two days of ordering throughout most of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Visit www.javablendcoffee.com or call 877-596-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: With a savory edge reminiscent of a fine Kenya, this coffee is crisply high-toned yet also deeply sweet.


This review originally appeared in the August, 2016 tasting report: Honey-Processed Coffees: Quiet Adventure

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