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One Village Coffee

Smart Blend

Location: Souderton, Pennsylvania

Origin: Sidamo region, southern Ethiopia; northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price:

Review Date: January 2010

Agtron: 36/49

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

A lush complex of night flowers and fruit-toned cocoa dominates aroma and cup. Deepening hints of earth and aromatic wood in the cup. Round, balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel. Fades a bit in the finish.

Notes:

This moderately dark-roasted blend, based on the traditional Mocha-Java formula, consists of entirely of coffees certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. It combines a traditionally processed Sumatra in place of the Java, and replaces the original Yemen Mocha component of the blend with a similar “natural” or dried-in-the-fruit coffee from southern Ethiopia. One Village Coffee is a specialty roaster based in western Pennsylvania with wholesale distribution throughout the surrounding states as well as Internet retail. Visit www.onevillagecoffee.com or call 215-721-4818 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Deep floral and apricotish cocoa notes in an unusual organic- and Fair-Trade-certified version of the traditional Mocha-Java formula.


This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends

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