Ritual Coffee Tasmania
|Roaster Location:||Invernay, Tasmania, Australia|
|Coffee Origin:||Valle del Cauca Department, southwest Colombia|
|Est. Price:||AUD $23.00/400 grams|
|Review Date:||June 2016|
Blind Assessment: Elegant, deeply sweet, floral. Lush floral composite (wisteria, violet, lavender), chocolate fudge, oak, mango in aroma and cup. Lyrical, bittersweet acidity; plush, lightly silky mouthfeel. The gently drying finish simplifies to lavender and dark chocolate.
Notes: Produced from the Colombia and Castillo varieties of Arabica by a collective of five farmers in the small Municipality of Miranda in the Department of Cauca, where some of Colombia’s most admired coffees are produced. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a test of coffees from Australian roasters conducted for Coffee Review‘s June 2016 tasting report. Ritual Coffee Tasmania was founded in Launceston, Tasmania in 2009 by Tim and Mel Jarosz, who were joined by roaster Stu Grant in 2010. They partner with skilled farmers and dedicated suppliers to find great coffees, then carefully roast them to unlock their sensory potential. For more information, visit www.ritualcoffee.com.au.
The Bottom Line : A solid cup nicely balanced between sweet flowers and tart fruit supported by a deeply expressed chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2016 tasting report: Some Single-Origin Coffees from Australian Roasters