Leopard Forest Coffee
|Travelers Rest, South Carolina
A big, sweetly acidy coffee, with distinct floral and molasses notes in both aroma and cup. The body is medium but the mouthfeel silky and supple. Tart coffee fruit notes in the cup lighten and complicate a slightly tight finish.
Historically Zimbabwe has been the premier coffee origin of southern Africa. This coffee is produced from the admired SL 28 variety, the cultivar of arabica that produces most of Kenya's finest coffees. Leopard Forest is the brand name of a roasting company that features coffees from its own sustainably operated Zimbabwe farm. This coffee, representing the largest beans from the farm's production, won the Taste of Harvest award at the East African Fine Coffee Association 2007 competition. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A coffee that makes a fine, floral-toned version of the big, bright American-style breakfast cup.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2007 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe