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Lexington Coffee Roasters

Tarime Tanzania

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Tarime District, Mara Region, Tanzania

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.75/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, sweet-savory, nuanced and layered. Dried mango, scent of fresh cigar, lemon verbena, pink grapefruit zest, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with a crisp yet syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish maintains all of the complexity of the cup.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 4 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018. Produced from the admired Bourbon and Kent varieties of Arabica by smallholding farmers. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful 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 bright, engaging, complex Tanzania coffee. Inviting notes of dried tropical fruit and rich florals bookend sweet herb notes and a vanilla-like suggestion reminiscent of fresh cigar wrapper.

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