|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Carmo de Minas growing region, northeastern Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2016|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly rich, deeply pungent. Honey, tea rose, fir, black currant, thyme in aroma and cup. Quiet, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into a nuanced, resonant, gently drying finish.
Notes: Produced on the Canaan Estate entirely from trees of the Yellow Catuai variety of Arabica. A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, which means the beans or seeds were dried encased in the entire fruit. Naturals form the backbone of the Brazil coffee industry, but this lot reflects a particularly refined approach to the method. This coffee tied for the third-highest-rated in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review's May 2016 tasting report. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A layered Brazil cup with a Kenya-like pungency and gentle resonance.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend