Kean Coffee

Brazil Monte Alegre

Location: Newport Beach, California

Origin: Sul de Minas growing region, southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2012

Agtron: 54/66

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Straightforward, finely structured. Balanced and sweet-toned in aroma and cup, with distinct milk chocolate notes and hints of lemon, cedar and raisin. Roundly rich acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly the chocolate, carries deep into a long, clean finish.


Fazenda Monte Alegre is a distinguished 100-year old Brazil coffee farm in the admired Sul de Minas growing region. With two locations in Southern California’s Orange County, Kéan Coffee is an in-house coffee roaster and retailer established by Martin Diedrich of the distinguished Diedrich coffee family. The Kéan slogan, “Martin knows his beans” should be true, considering Martin grew up in Guatemala where his family owned a coffee farm.Visit www.keancoffee.com or call 949-933-9164 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic Brazil, syrupy, balanced, chocolaty.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2012 tasting report: Coffees of Brazil

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