Topéca Coffee Roasters
Fazenda Sertão Brazil
|Roaster Location:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Coffee Origin:||Carmo de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2016|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, nut-toned, sweetly spicy. Pistachio, honeysuckle, clove, molasses, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Subtle, crisply tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. Clove and pistachio animate the quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced from trees of the Yellow and Red Bourbon and Catuai varieties of Arabica. 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. 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. Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A crisp, sweetly spicy and nut-toned cup.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend