|Roaster Location:||Washington, D.C.|
|Coffee Origin:||Haiti; Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Fruit-toned, chocolaty. Blueberry, dark chocolate, cedar, lemon zest, a hint of gardenia in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with gentle, fruit-driven acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of blueberry and dark chocolate with cedar undertones.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. A blend of two coffees: a washed Haiti and a natural-processed Ethiopia. Sales of this coffee benefit Moonshot Academy, a leadership and entrepreneurship accelerator program for high-potential small businesses led by women of Haitian descent. Dávila Kafe was founded by David and Gaïna Dávila to highlight coffees from the underrepresented origins of Haiti and Nicaragua. Visit www.davilakafe.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: An interesting blend of two origins not often combined, Haiti and Ethiopia, netting a pleasing, richly sweet cup.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back