|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||$14.25/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2014|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, soft, lively. Distinct honeysuckle-like flowers, apple, caramel, walnut, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Processed by the pulped natural method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. João “Ziñho” Souza and his family produced this micro-lot from trees of the Yellow Catuai variety of Arabica at their farm Fazenda Esperança. Ritual is a frequently celebrated (NY Times, etc.), obsessively quality-oriented roastery based in San Francisco, California. Visit www.ritualroasters.com or call 415-641-1024 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value delicacy without loss of complexity.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2014 tasting report: Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014