Mahled Gahfae Thai Arabica, City Roast
|Roaster Location:||South Lake Tahoe, California|
|Review Date:||July 2006|
In the aroma richly pungent with low-toned, rather subdued nuance: hints of banana, cedar, date perhaps. In the cup quiet, balanced, bittersweet, with faint whispers of nutmeg, raw date, butter, aromatic wood, all persisting into the rich finish.
The company's website describes the history of this newly developed Thai specialty coffee with tactful indirection: "The Thais have always been known for the excellent crops they grow. A few of those crops were frowned upon by the industrialized nations of the world. In the late 1990's the U.N. assisted these farmers in switching to more politically correct crops. This high mountain grown pure Arabica coffee is the result of this crop substitutions program." From a world perspective this coffee's virtues are those of a moderately high-grown Arabica rather than a high-grown: low but vibrant acidity and a quiet, understated complexity. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Admirers of the discreetly exotic.
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