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GIGA Coffee

Fazenda Aurea South Minas Brazil

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Cerrado Miniero, Serra do Salitre growing region, Minas Gerais State

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $600/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 57/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, crisply sweet. Sandalwood, cantaloupe, honeysuckle, almond in aroma and cup. Brisk, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The sweet, deep finish consolidates around melon and honeysuckle in the long.

Notes:

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. In this case, fruit partly dried on the tree was hand-picked, with the drying finished on raised tables rather than patios. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. GIGA Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster in Taiwan. For more information, email gigacoffee66@gmail.com.

The Bottom Line: Fragrant aromatic wood, fruit and flowers dominate in this pretty, crisp, deeply sweet Brazil natural.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend

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