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AHRIRE Roasting

Manlao River Man Wanshan Microlot

Location: Pu'Er Yunnan Province, China

Origin: Pu'Er Yunnan Province, China

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: RMB $75.00/150 grams

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, deeply floral. Lilac, redwood, candied walnuts, roasted cacao nib, dried apple in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; buoyant, silky-smooth mouthfeel. Flavors consolidate to roasted cacao nib and redwood in the gently drying, rather short, finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from the Caturra variety of Arabica by a LiSu women’s collective in Yunnan Province, China. AHRIRE is a micro-roaster spun off from the ManLao River project, a non-profit project for alleviating poverty and protecting the environment in the Pu’Er region of Yunnan Province. AH-RI-RE or “Tiger” in the Li language is the name of the head roaster, an ethnic minority member who aims in his roasting to “showcase the robust, multi-faceted flavors in nature.” For more information, visit http://manlaorivercoffeeco.com.

The Bottom Line: Both crisp and floral, appealing to those who enjoy dried fruit and nut notes juxtaposed with sweet flowers.

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