Nook Bakery & Coffee Bar
Brazil Pulped Natural
|Roaster Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/10 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, spice-toned. Ripe banana, roasted cacao nib, elm, freesia-like flowers, roasted cashew in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-tart structure; lightly velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, richly drying finish consolidates around notes of cashew, cacao nib and a hint of spicy florals.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Brazil for Coffee Review’s May 2018 tasting report. Produced on Fazenda Santa Tereza by Isley de Alancar Jr. with assistance from his U.S.-based sister Denise Dubowski. From trees of the respected Red and Yellow Catuai varieties of Arabica. 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. Nook Bakery and Coffee Bar is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe based in Philadelphia. Visit www.facebook.com/NookBakeryCoffee for more information.
The Bottom Line : A deeply sweet pulped natural coffee with a throughline of spicy floral notes supported by cacao nib and buttery cashew.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2018 tasting report: Coffees from Brazil: Chocolate, Simplicity and Some Surprises