Reunion Island Coffee
Brazil Ouro Fino
|Roaster Location:||Oakville, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $11.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2011|
Blind Assessment: Deep, resonant, very sweet-toned in aroma and cup. A slight hint of sweet ferment encourages a deep plum-like and banana-like fruit and dark chocolate complicated by a pungent hint of fir. Rich, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some chocolate carries into an agreeable but simple finish.
Notes: Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from a cooperative of small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Processed by the traditional Brazilian natural or dry method, meaning the beans were dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the bean. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Richly low-acid cup with deep-toned fruit should please those who avoid brightly assertive breakfast coffees.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2011 tasting report: Canada: Doing Fine though Not So Different