The Coffee Academics
|Roaster Location:||Hong Kong, China|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri District, Central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||HK $168/165 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2012|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Impressively sweet and complex. Roundly low-acid fruit (plum, banana, and grape), crisp citrus and earthy chocolate in aroma and small cup. Balanced, lightly creamy mouthfeel; rich, bittersweet fruit in the finish. Pungently authoritative in two parts milk with continuing suggestions of fruit, chocolate and citrus.
Notes: This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Roasted by The Coffee Academics, an irreverent sibling of Hong Kong’s popular homegrown coffee brand Caffè HABITU. The JWF blend reflects the taste of Caffè HABITU’s chairperson and founder Jennifer Liu. Visit www.the-academics.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Appealingly complex and deep as a straight shot. Simplifies in milk, but maintains authority and fruit-toned character.