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Klatch Coffee

Nicaragua Adeprofoca Maragogype

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2013

Agtron: 56/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Intricate, richly pungent: chocolate fudge, spicy oak, wild berry, faint mango-like fruit and night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, sweetly tart acidity; full velvety mouthfeel. The finish is berry-toned, with a rounded chocolaty sweetness.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #27 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Maragogipe (Maragojipe in Spanish; also spelled Maragogype) is a variety of Arabica first discovered growing near the Brazilian town of the same name. It is a seldom-grown variety that produces enormous beans. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Usually the rare Maragogipe wows us with its giant beans but disappoints in the cup. This lot, however, displays an interesting and impressive sensory profile, making it an appealing buy both for the coffee curious and those simply interested in a satisfying and unusual cup.

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