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Velton's Coffee

Holiday Blend

Location: Everett, Washington

Origin: Central Kenya; Toraja growing region, southwestern Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/16 ounces

Review Date: December 2013

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Deeply but vivaciously expressed complexity. Raspberry-like fruit, roasted cacao nib, honey, narcissus-like flowers, a hint of pungent sandalwood in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; syrupy yet lively mouthfeel. Long, rich, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This fine coffee was selected as the #7 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013.This extraordinary Holiday blend owes its distinctiveness to two very distinguished coffees, a Kenya AA Rumikia Blackberry and the rare Sulawesi AA Toarco Toraja. Sulawesi Toarco is a fully wet-processed coffee, unlike the typical wet-hulled coffees produced in Sulawesi and elsewhere in Indonesia. 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: Superb balance, complete structure and deeply expressed aroma and flavor should impress aficionados while seducing any casual coffee drinkers around the holiday table.

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