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Bartok Coffee

Brazil Fazenda Beneficio Presente do Sol

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

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

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $700/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Balanced, sweet, subtly rich. Lavender, dark chocolate, date, vanilla in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush, nectar-like mouthfeel. The short finish consolidates around lavender notes which persist into the richly drying long.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of the Yellow Catuai 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 was one of five tied for the third-highest rating in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. Bartok Coffee is a Taiwan-based roaster that strives to source the finest coffees and offer them to local consumers at modest prices. For more information, visit www.bartok.com.tw.

The Bottom Line: A sweetly intricate and pungently floral cup enveloped by chocolate tones.


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

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