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Carvalho Coffee

Brazilian, Medium Roast

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Brazil

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: CAD $10.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)

Review Date: April 2012

Agtron: 45/51

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly lyric coffee. Dark chocolate, vanilla, almond in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. A fine, sweet-toned finish fades rather quickly.

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. Produced from trees of the heirloom Yellow Bourbon variety of Arabica. The Carvalho family has been growing coffee in Brazil since 1890 and expanded their operation in 2000 to include roasting in Brazil and Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The company motto is “We Grow It, We Roast It, You Brew It.” Visit www.carvalhocoffee.ca or call 905-469-6063 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Crisp, subtle, silky. An attractive alternative for those who avoid intense, acidy coffees for reasons of health or taste.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2012 tasting report: Coffees of Brazil

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