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Thanksgiving Coffee Company

Paul’s Blend

Location: Fort Bragg, California

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2016

Agtron: 53/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and sweetly pungent. Concord grape, roasted cacao nib, cedar, hazelnut, lemon blossom in aroma and cup. Brisk, lightly juicy acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The crisp, nut-toned finish leads with Concord grape notes in the short and cedar in the long, with hazelnut throughout.

Notes:

The coffees in this blend are certified organically grown and Fair Trade Certified, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. One of the country’s pioneering socially and environmentally progressive roasters, Thanksgiving aimed to combine coffee quality with social and environmental responsibility many years before the latter preoccupations became fashionable. This blend is named for Paul Katzeff, one of the founders of Thanksgiving Coffee. Visit www.thanksgivingcoffee.com or call 800-648-6491 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A solid blend that offers deep fruit notes with sweet nut and aromatic wood complications. Reassuring environmental and socio-economic credentials.

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