|Roaster Location:||Beverly, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Sul de Minas growing region, southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Review Date:||August 2007|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned aroma with hints of honey, lemon, flowers and a slight cedary pungency. In the cup the acidity is quietly soft but wine-like, the mouthfeel silky, the flavor dominated by a continued honeyed sweetness and a balancing cocoa and walnut crispness.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 Brazil Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed sixteenth out of hundreds of entries. Produced by farmer Gabriel De Carvalho Dias from trees of the heirloom bourbon variety and processed by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin but not the fruit flesh is removed from the beans before they are dried. Atomic Cafe is a coffee house on the North Shore of Massachusetts that began its in-house roasting program in 2005. Visit www.atomicafe.com or call 978-922-0042 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers and potential lovers of the new pulped natural Brazil profile: soft, sweet, honeyish, gently pungent.