Finca Cerro Azul Aces Lot
|Roaster Location:||Billings, Montana|
|Coffee Origin:||Guerrero State, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$32.25/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Fruit-saturated, sweetly fermenty. Concord grape, dark chocolate, vanilla orchid, wine barrel, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; very full, satiny mouthfeel. Fruit-toned finish with notes of wine barrel into the long.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 30 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2022. Produced by Feliciano Adamo of Finca Cerro Azul from trees of the Bourbon, Typica and Oro Azteca varieties of Arabica, and processed by the anaerobic natural method, in which the whole fruit is fermented in a hermetically sealed vessel before drying. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount – a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A richly aromatic, fruit-toned anaerobic natural cup with deep chocolate and sweet floral notes and a throughline of intentional winey ferment well integrated into the profile.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2022 tasting report: Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration