|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Papua New Guinea; Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces; $35.00/2 pounds|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, black cherry, gardenia, cedar, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Quiet, satisfying finish with notes of dark chocolate and gardenia.
Notes: This blend tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. A blend of washed-process coffees from Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte, North Carolina-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 or call 704-651-7726 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A friendly coffee — balanced, comforting, deeply chocolate-toned with cherryish fruit and a hint of sultry gardenia.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home