- Origin: 100% Arabica from Latin America
- Roast: blonde
- Intensity: 5
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Light brown foam. Nutty and markedly sweet aroma. A bit of grapes’ acidity can be smelled too.
Initially way more bitter than the aroma would have suggested. A delicately roasted taste, with a gentle nuttiness and cocoa notes that make up the source of the bitterness. As soon as the coffee isn’t scorching hot, acidity comes to the fore. Apple and grapes-like acidity.
A medium intensity blend, as medium is the body too. At lower temperatures the acidity prevails, accompanied by a smooth and milky sweetness. The bitterness instead takes a step back and becomes much less noticeable.
Persisting crema. A gentle and smooth cup, where apple and grapes-like acidity pairs up with notes of nuts and a good sweetness. Not a straight-in-your face coffee, more like a gentle companion to be slowly sipped. Quite a good choice as a latte or a macchiato, or eventually a very low intensity cappuccino.