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Klatch Coffee

Brazil Fazenda Cambara

Location: San Dimas, California

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

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: May 2008

Agtron: 52/65

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned aroma with fruit notes that Ken (88) read as banana and co-cupper Ted Stachura (88) as blackberry. In the cup fresh, delicate, with nut and continued fruit notes complicated by floral hints that Ken found just a touch grassy, a fault that for him carried into the otherwise clean, floral-toned finish.

Notes:

Processed by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. From the Carmo de Minas growing region, an area relatively high in altitude and cool in climate. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Refreshing, gently floral cup for gentle-mood mornings.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2008 tasting report: "S" as in Sexy: New Specialty Offerings from Brazil

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