Weekend Cupping

Brazil Extra French, AeroPress

A worker in New Boston has been having me roast her a bunch of extra french coffees.  We’ve been going through all the origins, and its been a while since I’ve documented a cupping.  So lets jump into things.

The first thing that comes to mind is the sheer depth to the roast itself.  This coffee was a full minute after second crack in earnest;  It was starting to stop entirely.   The aroma is reminicent of burnt toast and roasted nuts.

The Sip

Not a lot in the sip itself.  The tip of the toung leaves a very noticable absence of taste.  Most of what I taste is just from roast itself.  This is a really dark coffee.  Hints of spruce hit the top of my mouth as we move into the finish.  Any hints of the licorice that may have been present in the full city or french have all but vanished.  The subtleties of the coffee have been replaced with a depth and smoothness.  There is a certain harshness to the coffee, but its not totally enjoyable.  If nothing else, the coffee is a rich representation of what I would call a very classic, dark coffee.  The depth lingers long after the sip, deep into the finish.  This would make a very good dessert coffee, as the sweetness and depth would hold up greatly to such sweet desserts.  Its very smooth, which handles nicely to bitter treats such as dark chocolate.

Tanzania Full City, Fetco Drip

A slightly sweet, fruity aroma is slightly lacking in punancy. You can tell, jumping into this cup that its a an east African.

I’ve let this cool off quite a bit as to bring out the fruitiness.  An incredibly bright coffee comes through.  The fruit overtones are incredible in this cup.  A pleasant acidness hits the tip of the tung with gusto.  Bright berries and deep stone fruit penetrate the palate and make way for a strong body, with lemony vanilla topnotes.  I was going through a period of not enjoying this coffee, but this cup has been a pleasent reminder of how enjoyable simple drip can be.  If you like a bright fruity cup, you will love this tanzania full city.  Next week I’m doing some cinnamon roast tanzania, and I’ll see if I can remember to cup if for you all.  I doubt anyone is really interested, but I don’t care.  Coffee for you.

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