dry: sweet, red honey, floral, brown sugar,
wet:sharp sweetness, concentrated, potent
cup:r cup has nice lemon floral, a really fine acidity, apricot, peach, buttery
cinnamon, brown sugar, floral, peach, pear ; darker roast has tons of sugar browning
The dry fragrance has raw honey and vanilla bean in the light roast, ripe apricot and orange flowers, with a sweet cream scent at City+ roast. The wet aroma has dark berry notes with a backdrop of sarsaparilla and brown sugar. The aromatics are sweetly fruited, more toward wild strawberry in the light roast and black berry tea at Full City level. The cup has an amazing retronasal aromatic (aromatics sensed through the mouth when the coffee is on the palate, and in the aftertaste. Again, ripe berry notes abound, along with apricot and honey in the lighter roast levels, and raisin sweetness at darker levels, with a berry tea finish. It's a complex cup that can take extremely light roasts, and shine with effervescent acidity, red berry, and apricot. It can also develop a complex sweetness at darker levels. In all cases, it's an exceptionally clean and sweet coffee.