|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Papua New Guinea; Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep-toned. Cocoa powder, roasted cashew, persimmon, bay leaf, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory with gentle, round acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-driven finish is complicated by persimmon and fir.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. This coffee is a blend of coffees from Papua New Guinea and Colombia, both washed-process. Proceeds from the sale of this coffee support the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte-based specialty roaster whose motto is “Craft roasted. Truly delicious. Socially conscious.” Magnolia particularly emphasizes community engagement through its Local Beans for Local Good programs. Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A rich, resonant blend of Papua New Guinea and Colombia coffees with an appealing cocoa throughline nuanced by sweet herb undertones.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back