|Roaster Location:||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$30.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly fermenty, wine-toned. Lychee, dried raspberry, grappa, dark chocolate fudge, lily in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with crisp, citrusy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of dried raspberry, grappa and dark chocolate.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Comprised entirely of beans from the rare Sudan Rume, a presumably very old variety of Arabica originally selected from wild trees growing on the Boma Plateau of Sudan, close to the border with Ethiopia. Produced by Rigoberto Herrera at Granja La Esperanza in Colombia and processed by the dried-in-the-fruit, or natural, method. modcup coffee, founded in 2013, focuses on fresh roasting and distinctive natural-processed coffees. Visit https://modcup.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: Intensely sweet, boldly fermenty, soothingly seductive with its winy aromas and flavors.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home