Creation Food Co.
Ipanema Special Reserve Pulped
|Roaster Location:||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Sul de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Est. Price:||NT $168/227 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2016|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, round but crisp and savory-edged, lightly chocolaty. Plum jam, dark chocolate, hazelnut, cedar in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; rich, crisply sweet-savory finish. A dry, nut-toned dark chocolate dominates nicely in three-parts milk, sweetening in the finish.
Notes: Processed by the pulped natural (the Brazilian term) or “honey” (the Central-American term) method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with all or part of the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. The large and technically advanced Ipanema farms are well-situated in the admired Sul de Minas growing region. Creation Food is a food service company with a specialty coffee division. It operates one of the few large-scale coffee production facilities in Taiwan. Visit www.creation.com.tw or call 0800-020-368 for more information.
The Bottom Line: References a rather traditional style of espresso, dry and sweetly savory, rich with baker’s chocolate, nut and jammy fruit.