|Roaster Location:||Washington, D.C.|
|Coffee Origin:||Thiotte, Haiti|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, caramel- and nut-toned. Nougat, walnut, Bosc pear, fresh-cut fir, a hint of cardamom in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with brisk acidity; satiny, delicate mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with caramel and pear in the short, resolving to walnut and fir in the long.
Notes: This coffee earned the fifth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by Black-owned coffee companies for Coffee Review’s August 2020 report. Coffee trees were brought to Haiti in 1715 when the country was colonized by the French. Farmed by enslaved people, most crops were destroyed in the Haitian revolution of 1791. Efforts to revitalize the coffee industry in Haiti continue in the face of a series of natural disasters and ongoing deforestation. Dávila Kafe was founded by David and Gaïna Dávila to highlight coffees from the underrepresented origins of Haiti and Nicaragua. Visit www.davilakafe.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A gentle, sweetly nut-toned coffee from the underrepresented origin of Haiti. Quietly lovely.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2020 tasting report: Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies