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Revel Coffee

Brazil Estancia Telese

Location: Billings, Montana

Origin: Mantiqueira de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $13.25/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 66/83

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Big, rich, deeply sweet. Raspberry, tamarind, lilac, butterscotch, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, long, flavor-saturated finish resonates with tamarind, lilac and raspberry notes.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #26 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2016. Produced from trees of the Yellow Bourbon variety of Arabica. A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, which means the beans or seeds were dried encased in the entire fruit. Naturals form the backbone of the Brazil coffee industry, but this lot reflects a particularly refined approach to the method. This coffee tied for the top rating in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount — a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A huge floral and fruit-toned beauty: balanced and deeply sweet.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend

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