|Roaster Location:||Denver, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$15.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2018|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly bright and gently lemony. Ripe lemon zest, fresh-cut cedar, carnation, roasted cashew, cocoa in aroma and cup. Roundly and lightly sweet-tart in structure; satiny in mouthfeel. Quietly resonant in the finish: flowers and cedar.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Brazil for Coffee Review’s May 2018 tasting report. Processed by the pulped natural (the Brazilian term) or honey (the Central American term) method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with all or part of the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. Corvus Coffee Roasters is based in Denver, Colorado and specializes in rare and exclusive coffees from some of the finest growers in the world. Corvus particularly focuses on processing methods and selective harvesting, which result in small, seasonal micro-lots of uniquely sweet, vibrant, and clean flavor profiles. For more information, visit www.corvuscoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A classic pulped-natural Brazil, delicate yet resonant, lightly floral, cedary, nut-toned.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2018 tasting report: Coffees from Brazil: Chocolate, Simplicity and Some Surprises