|Roaster Location:||Everett, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Kenya; Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||$17.50/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Crisply dry but quite sweet; intricate. Black currant, lavender, kumquat, fresh-cut fir, a hint of flavor-rounding chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, quietly vibrant acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. Exceptionally deep, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This original and attractive blend consists of 50% Kenya Thiriku AB and 50% Guatemala Acatenango. Located in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, Velton’s Coffee is a quality-focused small-batch wholesale roaster. Visit www.veltonscoffee.com or call 206-250-6130 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The engaging juxtaposition of sweet and dry tendencies in this seasonal blend resolve with particularly satisfying richness in an unusually long and complex finish.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2014 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond