|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Papua New Guinea; Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2016|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent, rich-toned. Apricot, pipe tobacco, narcissus, dark chocolate, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Gentle, round acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish opens with spicy chocolate tones in the short, followed by intimations of deep pipe tobacco and sweet narcissus in the long.
Notes: A blend of coffees from Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica, both wet-processed (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2016 tasting report. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based specialty roaster whose motto is “Craft roasted. Truly delicious. Socially conscious.” Magnolia particularly emphasizes community engagement through its Local Beans for Local Good programs.Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com or call 704-651-7726 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A compelling holiday blend, named for the popular winter-season flower: sweet, spicy, richly floral.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2016 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2016