Bolivia FTO SHG EP Caranavi

A light-bodied coffee with hazelnut-chocolate roast flavor, like Nutella, and toffee-praline as it cooled, lemony acidity in the lighter roasts, minty accents. A light City+ roast is recommended.
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Region South America
Grade SHG
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+, seriously _‹_ the bright notes are buried at FC+.
Weight 1 LB
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I have been waiting and waiting for a Bolivia coffee like this, and let me tell you, I passed up quite a few to find it. In fact, I suspected that the entire crop might be off this year, so mild and insipid where the Bolivia coffees I was cupping. And these were from the best small farms and cooperatives I had visited there. But here is a coffee that is everything a Bolivia should be, a lively, light-bodied, bright, dynamic coffee. The dry fragrance is interesting, having an strong nutty sweetness to it. I found it a bit like Nutella, the hazelnut-chocolate spread. Evaluating the brewing coffee (i.e. wet aromatics, sniffing the crust, breaking the cup - not literally though), the floral, aspects come out, with a vanilla bean waft in there too. The cup flavors have lemon acidity, that same nut note, soft chocolate tones and vanilla. As it cooled I thought of praline and that reminded me that this flavor combination was a bit like Toblerone. Which Toblerone, you ask? You know, the milk chocolate one in the tan triangular box, not the dark one. There are minty accents in the finish, and overall the body is very light. It suits the coffee well, forming a "refreshing" flavor overall, not overwhelming or super powerful, but delicious for sure. And what is up with that name. Well, I thought it would be a kick to include every proper type label that comes on the burlaps of this coffee: FTO SHG EP: Fair Trade Certified, Organic Certified, Strictly High Grown, European Preparation. The name is a mouthful - but I would rather just enjoy the cup... it's good.