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Coava Coffee Roasters

Santa Luzia Brazil

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Cerrado Mineiro growing region, Santa Luzia, Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: January 2019

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, fruit-toned. Dried strawberry, brandy, dark chocolate, cedar, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with gentle, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly fermenty in the finish with notes of berry liqueur and pink peppercorn.

Notes:

Produced by Jose Oliveira entirely of the Catuai variety of Arabica, and processed by the pulped natural method, meaning that the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but all or some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster, now with a San Diego location as well, that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation of good coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

 

The Bottom Line: A quiet, integrated fruit-forward coffee from Brazil, with leading notes of brandy-toned strawberry and chocolate.

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