|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Campestre, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2022|
Blind Assessment: Hazelnut, vanilla, freesia, cocoa powder, plum in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with balanced, backgrounded acidity; delicate, lively mouthfeel. Straightforward, richly nut-toned, crisply chocolaty finish.
Notes: Produced by Roberto Bernardes of Sitio Taquara entirely of the Yellow Catuaí variety of Arabica, and processed by the pulped natural method (the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” method, but the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin). Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster established in the early 1980s that has gracefully and successfully moved with the times and now offers a menu of extremely refined small-lot, single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Classic Brazil: richly sweet, deeply nut-toned, chocolate-edged.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2022 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition and Innovation