Brazil Monte Alegre
|Roaster Location:||Newport Beach, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sul de Minas growing region, southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2012|
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.
Notes: 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