|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarime District, Mara Region, Tanzania|
|Est. Price:||$14.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2018|
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.