|Roaster Location:||Suwanee, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Ngorongoro Crater region, northern Tanzania|
|Est. Price:||$17.99/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent, floral and crisply fruit-toned. Black currant, pink grapefruit zest, honeysuckle, baking chocolate, oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure with light-footed acidity; very creamy, ebullient mouthfeel. The sweet finish leads with notes of pink grapefruit zest and baking chocolate with hints of honeysuckle.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Utz-certified. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Volcanica Coffee is a family-owned business in Suwanee, Georgia whose roots go back two generations to coffee farming in Costa Rica. For more information, visit www.volcanicacoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A Kenya-like Tanzania cup — richly pungent, resonantly sweet-savory, layered and complex.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity