|Roaster Location:||Cleveland, Tennessee|
|Est. Price:||$10.90/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Distinct dark chocolate, cedar, roasted nut, raisin and a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, rounded acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet and chocolaty though mildly astringent finish.
Notes: Bonlife Coffee is a quality-oriented small-batch coffee roaster located in Cleveland, Tennessee dedicated to the motto “Drink a Better Story.” Bonlife donates 1% of its sales to a variety of environmental programs through its membership in the “1% for the Planet” movement, as well as contributing to other coffee-associated organizations including Water Missions International and Coffee Kids. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Unusual opportunity to taste a good Haitian coffee, with the chocolate and soft, rounded acidity long associated with this perennially troubled origin.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2013 tasting report: Readers' Nominations: Trends and Successes