A post roasted blend of our Rainforest Alliance Certified Sumatra Mandheling dark roasted and our Rainforest Alliance Certified High Ground Central American Honduran lightly roasted. A medium bodied coffee with an unusual sweet, fruity taste and lavender flower notes. Available in 2lbs.
Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, April 2012.
Aroma: 8 | Acidity: 8 | Body: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Aftertaste: 7 Roast
OVERALL RATING: 90
Notes: Café Excellence is a roaster/retailer located in Audubon, Pennsylvania owned by the Valerio family, whose history in coffee stretches back to 1958.
Blind assessment: Dark chocolate and lavender-like flowers dominate, complicated by unusual sweet spicy/herbal notes: agave syrup perhaps, or nutmeg. Crisp, delicate acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The complex aromatics simplify in an otherwise pleasantly balanced finish.
Who should drink it: Delicate, but genuinely exotic profile. Blends of dramatically darker and lighter roasted coffees are hard to pull off; this one succeeds.