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PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Colombia Granja La Esperanza Grand Cru Mokka

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $27.50/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2015

Agtron: 65/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly bright; exhilaratingly floral. Honeysuckle, lavender, apple, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, very sweet acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. The distinct apple and floral notes carry into a long, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 22 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015.  Mokka is an unusual variety of Arabica with tiny split-pea-sized beans and distinctive cup character. Mokka was collected by researchers in Brazil, probably having originated at some point in Yemen, since it is identical in appearance to a Yemeni variety called Ismaili. The Brazil strain was planted and gained celebrity in Ka’anapali on Maui in Hawaii and apparently was crossed with Hawaiian Typica. The sample reviewed here was produced from this Mokka-Typica cross at Granja La Esperanza in Colombia, an innovative producer that has done very impressive and innovative work with unusual cultivars of Arabica. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An opportunity to enjoy a very rare and distinctive yet easy-drinking variety: crisp yet lush, exotic though finally balanced.

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