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A very delicate, clean cup with Linden flowers and peach notes, light body; a pleasant milk chocolate roast taste emerges at slightly darker roast levels. This is a subtle cup with nuanced aromas and works well at a range of roast levels. City to Full City.
This was a particular lot I liked in cupping Bolivia offerings from the coffee mill Buenavista, located in the Caranavi growing region of Bolivia. It is not a farm-specific coffee; It represents coffee cherry bought directly by the mill from local producers, and processed together without farm separation. They don't have the receiving tanks to separate fruit from each farm or local region in Caranavi they buy from ...and the farms would be too small to do this anyway. It happens to be the best thing I cupped from Bolivia this year! Beneficio Buenavista has produced some very nice qualities though, and have excellent processing of cherry by traditional fermentation method. This was designated Lot 45 of the season.
The light roast has a sweet caramel and buttery dry fragrance, with slight linden flower and peach scents. The wet aroma has toasted almond, peach blossom, cane syrup, while darker roasts have a more chocolate-toned character with dark fruit hints. This is a very delicate, clean cup which has great aromatics at City roast ... but I appreciate City+ to Full City for the balance of cup flavors. Linden flowers and peach grace the light roast, body is very light and delicate; these flavors come through with a little more roast on the cup, while a pleasant milk chocolate roast taste emerges. The cup really opens up as it cools, with a lemon tea bright accent and malic, apple-like flavors at City roast.