|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Songwe Region, Mbozi District, Tanzania|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, richly sweet, layered and complex. Mulberry, cocoa nib, myrrh, star jasmine, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Juicy-bright structure with citrusy acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Resonant, floral, cocoa-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by multiple family farms of the Sambewe AMCOS Cooperative from trees of the N39 and KP423 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, distinctive and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A stunningly juicy, deeply rich, chocolaty cup, pleasingly complicated by notes of mulberry and almond brittle.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity