Burundi-Ethiopia Coop Blend SWP Decaf
This cooperative blend has structured sweetness and body all the way up to Full City. We found that to be about the cap on roast development, as Full City+ compromises these aspects, refocusing on flavor aspects of roast. The dry fragrance has a caramel-like sweet note, strong raisin, and a bit of 5 spice. Full City roasts take on some developed roast tones with a slightly rustic, brown rice syrup sweetness. The aroma is deeply sweet with a developed sugar smell, dried apple, and a hint of wildflowers. This is one sweet cup of decaf, boasting caramel sugar sweet notes and conveyed with a thick, syrupy body. At City+, acidity is complex and like berry juice, bordering refreshing aspects of their regular caffeinated counterparts. Flavors of light caramels and cocoa intermingle throughout the cup, and the finish is like Dutch cocoa powder. At Full City+ roast flavors build, and even a bit of aromatic wood, but much of the elegance is lost. Our best results were within the City+ to Full City roast range. At these levels the focus is on a layered sweetness of sugar development as well as a light floral note lingering in the background. This one will do great as espresso too at Full City roast level.
Country: Decafs
Region: Muyinga, Burundi and Anfilo, Ethiopia
Grade: Grade 1
Processing: Wet Process, then SWP Decaf, Dry Process, then SWP Decaf
Crop: May 2014 Arrival
Appearance: .6 d/300 grams; 15+ Screen
Varietal: Bourbon, Heirloom Varietals
Intensity/Prime Attribute: Medium intensity / Developed sugar sweetness, thick body, complex acidity
Roast: City+ to Full City will capture this coffee's complexity. Don't be afraid to try this decaf on the lighter side of the roast spectrum!
Compare to:
Dry Fragrance 8.40
Wet Aroma 8.60
Brightness/Acidity 8.40
Flavor/Depth 8.70
Body/Movement 8.7
Finish/Aftertaste 8.20
Sweetness 8.50
Clean Cup 7.8
Complexity 8.20
Uniformity 9.00
Cupper's Correction 2.00
Total 82