Flying Goat Coffee
Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira Estate Organic
|Roaster Location:||Healdsburg, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Cachoeira Farm, South America, Southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Review Date:||August 2003|
Blind Assessment: Both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot remarked on a medium but smooth, buttery body. Aromatics and flavor were "floral and slightly malty/musty, toasty and crisp" (Ken), "light chocolate & elegant, spicy-smoky" (Willem). "Pleasant[ly] caramel" in milk for Willem, "balanced, sweet yet crisp" for Ken. Willem 90, Ken 88.
Notes: A "natural" or dry-processed coffee from Fazenda Cachoeira, a very old coffee farm now being converted to organic practice by idealistic proprietors Mirian Monteiro de Aguliar and her husband Rogerio Daros. Flying Goat Coffee is a boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Admirers of the classic style of Brazilian espresso, balanced, smooth, with a slight musty note that turns spicy and chocolate-like under the impact of espresso roast and brewing.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2003 tasting report: Not Your Ordinary Espressos