|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|
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 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