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The dry fragrance is rife with honey smells - raw, clover, dark - replete with the retronasal response that you expect from the real thing. There's a sweet cinnamon-sauce scent too, that is built up in Full City roasts, a cue taken from hot, sweet, cinnamon rolls. The wetted crust shows big sweetness, more honey with an accompaniment of creamy pistachio giving off a scent similar to baklava. City+ roasts are so sweet, and with citric-like brightness that cuts through. A rindy orange juice flavor comes up as the temp dips, followed closely by nectarine and kumquat notes, along with a bittering raw cacao nib flavor low in the profile. The combination of sweet fruit and bittering undertones creates a nice tension in the cup, and a tart cranberry high note adds to the cup complexity. A wonderful brewed coffee in the middle roast ranges, and as you head toward 2nd snaps, the fruited sweetness is exchanged for more cocoa/roast bittersweetness.