|Roaster Location:||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Review Date:||December 1997|
Bean-size aside, everything in this coffee walks the middle, from the subdued vanilla-nut complex in the aroma, through the clear but unemphatic acidity in the cup, to the clean aftertaste. Unfortunately, no resonance at the bottom of the profile, no shimmers at the top, no development in the finish. Satisfying but limited.
Large bean-size, but this coffee walks the middle from a subdued vanilla-nut aroma through the clear but unemphatic acidity in the cup, to the clean aftertaste. Maragogipe is not a growing region, but a botanical variety of coffea arabica that produces very large, showy beans.
Who Should Drink It
The holiday factor:As far as the cup goes, a nice breakfast coffee for someone who never overdresses, never dominates a conversation, drives a Volvo, and goes to bed early. As far as the bean size goes, a good grab-bag gift in Texas or an aficionado curiosity anywhere.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 1997 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 1997