Prism Coffee Works
Colombia Osmanthus Bouquet Granja Paraiso 92
|Seoul, South Korea
|Piendamo, Cauca Department, Colombia
|KRW $28,000/100 grams
Big, round, very sweet anaerobic, intensely floral. Lilac, lavender, strawberry yogurt, roasted macadamia, a hint of musk in aroma and cup. Candy-like sweetness dominates in the structure, balanced by lactic tang and a savory bottom. Buoyantly syrupy mouthfeel. Complex flowers and nut notes dominate in a continuing sweet but savory-edged finish.
Produced by Wilton Benitez of Finca El Paraíso entirely of the rare Pink Bourbon variety of Arabica, and processed by a complexly detailed version of the double-anaerobic method (sealed-tank fermentation of the whole fruit with the addition of brewer’s yeast, removal of skin and pulp, and a second fermentation of the beans shut in the tank with the removed skin and pulp). Additional processing nuance includes a thermal shock wash (soaking the whole fruit in hot water for 30 seconds, then cold water for 30 seconds) to reduce astringency. Prism Coffee Works is a specialty roaster, cafe and barista training center based in Seoul, South Korea. Visit www.instagram.com/prismcoffeeworks for more information.
A delightful flower bomb of a coffee, with a savory nut-like edge and an inherent balance that saves it from sentimentality.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2023 tasting report: Fresh Fruit or "Juicy Fruit"? Tasting 90 Anaerobic-Processed Coffees