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Badbeard's Microroastery

India Anokhi Liberica

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Southern India.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: October 2009

Agtron: 53/69

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 6

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 6

Blind Assessment:

Deep, rich aroma: smoky cedar and nut notes, hints of stone fruit, dark chocolate. In the cup dullish acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel; rich salty sweet character with distinct dark chocolate and astringent nut notes. Remains rich and nut-like in the finish. Not a typical coffee profile. Turns rather aggressively astringent as the cup cools.

Notes:

Note that this coffee is from trees of the rare Liberica species rather than from the more common Arabica or Robusta species. Processed by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. Badbeard’s Microroastery is a Portland, Oregon-based small-batch roaster focused on quality and freshness. Badbeard’s encourages its customers to “make great coffee at home.” Visit www.badbeardscoffee.com or call 503-232-7327 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: For genuine coffee adventurers. Drink it while it?s hot. A little milk might be a good idea too.


This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009

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