Distinct orange-citrus tones are exhilaratingly fresh when the cup is hot, but turn mildly astringent as it cools. The body is round and creamy, but lighter than any of the straight Brazils in the cupping.
This coffee's distinct orange-citrus tones are exhilaratingly fresh when the cup is hot, but turn mildly astringent. Body is round and creamy, but light. A Brazil-based blend incorporating a broad range of coffees. The exciting citrus tones probably come from a washed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or Sidamo, but a citrus/floral taste occasionally surfaces in Brazils as well. Ink Coffee's best-selling blend.
Who Should Drink It
The holiday factor:Those who choose to overlook a puckery aftertaste for the pleasure of the citrus tones, as delightful as they are subtle.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 1999 tasting report: Brazil and Brazils