|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Chipinge growing region, eastern Zimbabwe|
|Review Date:||June 2007|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet throughout the profile. Nut and semi-sweet chocolate notes in the aroma. In the cup tart coffee fruit notes make a distinct and delicate lean toward chocolate. The tart cherry tones persist in the sweet short finish, fading toward astringency in the long.
Notes: Historically Zimbabwe has been the premier coffee origin of southern Africa, admired for its moderately acidy, sweetly fruity coffees. La Lucie Estates is a leading producer of Zimbabwe coffee, exclusively growing the admired SL 28 variety, the cultivar of arabica that produces most of Kenya's finest coffees. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Naturally sweet and delicately bright, a good choice for bottomless cup black coffee drinkers.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2007 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe