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Review #23: Brooklyn Roasting Company

Name of Roaster: Brooklyn Roasting Company

Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Name of Roast: Peru High Grown Andes

Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Medium Origin of Beans: Jaen, Cajamarca, Peru Price: $15 (12 oz. tin) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Aeropress Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Twenty Days Aroma: Opening the tin, we noted chocolate, warm chocolate chip cookie, and baking spices. Brighter notes appeared on the grind, including a slight salted caramel, while the cookie scent became more prevalent. Creamy caramel shows on the pour, with a hint of honey and light brown sugar.

Flavor Profile: With a high entry and medium body, this well-balanced coffee sits on center of the tongue. Salted caramel, a hint of green apple, and rounded chocolate notes are picked up. A touch of acidity appears on the front half of the tongue, along with a hint of orange and lime; these latter flavors are also noted on the sides of the tongue. The after taste shows dark chocolate with a slight bitterness, while warming aromatics of crisp-baked cookie close the experience.

Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): Our first Peruvian coffee we have reviewed, we found this coffee to be delightful. The subtle notes of citrus complemented the chocolate and caramel quite nicely, and the aromatics were very pleasant. This is a cup we would go back to if we lived in Brooklyn. Notably, Brooklyn Roasting Company has a wider variety of roasts than most roasters, and they provide their coffees in tins as opposed to bags. Final Score (1-10, with 10 being the best cup of coffee in your life): 8.2 Where to Buy: Brooklyn Roasting Company

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