|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Caranavi growing region, Bolivia.|
|Review Date:||August 2009|
Blind Assessment: Nut, flowers and blackberryish fruit in the balanced though slightly muted aroma. In the cup rich wine-toned acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly tart lemon and blackberry notes soften toward chocolate as the cup cools. The blackberry fruit nuance carries into a long, rich finish.
Notes: Despite high growing elevations Bolivia coffees like this one tend toward a rounded richness rather than acidy brightness. Grown under a canopy of nitrogen-fixing, soil preserving Inga trees, with some citrus as well, by small-holding farmers of the CENAPROC cooperative. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit wonderstatecoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A deeply rounded and balanced breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2009 tasting report: The Devil's in the Details: Bird-Friendly and Shade-Grown Coffees