|Roaster Location:||Ozone Park, New York|
|Review Date:||November 1998|
Blind Assessment: Judged on aroma alone, this coffee easily would top the ratings. Intense, deeply dimensioned nut tones soar with an exhilarating sweetness. In the cup, however, things quiet down quickly. A heavy, low-toned acidity dominates a profile complicated by interesting spicy and smoky notes, but without much lift or dimension.
Notes: A good traditional Brazil, with a wonderful aroma. The cup profile has a heavy, low-toned acidity with interesting spicy and smoky notes, but without much lift or dimension. Blue de Brasil is grown on two estates at about 3,000 feet. Organic certification is currently provided by two agencies, a Brazilian and a Swiss. The coffee is dry-processed in the traditional Brazil manner. Dallis Bros. is a family owned business that is both wholesale roaster and importer of fine specialty coffee, and has long occupied a leadership position in the specialty industry. Visit www.dalliscoffee.com or call 800-424-4252 for more info.
Who Should Drink It: Those who relish the low-key, spicy fullness of a good traditional Brazil. Or maybe aroma fetishists (you know who you are).
This review originally appeared in the November, 1998 tasting report: Single-Origin Organic Coffees