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Allegro Coffee Roasters

Java Sunda Hejo Microlot

Location: Denver, Colorado

Origin: Western Java, Indonesia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2016

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Muted, sweet. Roasted cacao nib, apricot, tangerine zest, unroasted hazelnut, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Quiet, gently tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a drying finish with some sweetness in the long.

Notes:

Produced by small-holding farmers and processed by the wet-processed or washed method. Allegro Coffee is a long-established specialty roaster now a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. Allegro Coffee Roasters is a new Allegro brand designed around selling elite small-lot coffees artisan-roasted in satellite locations. This coffee apparently was roasted at Allegro’s Denver, Colorado roastery. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Zesty, sweet, gently tart. An unusual small-holder coffee from Java, an origin best known for coffees from large, government-operated estates.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2016 tasting report: When the Small Get Big (and the Big Try for Small)

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