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Review #96: Fazenda Camocim

Name of Roaster: Fazenda Camocim

Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Pedra Azul, Domingos Martins - Espírito Santo, Brazil

Name of Roast: Fazenda Maravilha Pedra Azul Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Light/Medium

Origin of Beans: Pedra Azul, Domingos Martins - Espírito Santo, Brazil Price: N/A (250g) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Fifty-Two Days Aroma: Cutting open the bag, we noted rich chocolate cocoa, chocolate ganache, milk chocolate, spiced chocolate cake, slight mixed red berry compote. On the grind, graham cracker is added to the mix, while spices fade and creaminess and a hint of peanut butter emerges. The pour reveals dark brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and mocha.

Flavor Profile: The coffee shows with a medium entry on the palate, and the flavors of blueberry, mocha, brown sugar, toasted pecan and almond are initially noted. Backend flavors of rounded orange and mango follow. Wet slate shows on the back of the tongue, and lime is noted on the sides. As the coffee cools, green apple and pear emerge, along with blood orange. The finish is smooth. The coffee is viscous and full on the tongue, while light and nimble in aromatics.

Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): This was an exceptional coffee that paired remarkably well with milk, savory items, and sweet items. The flavor shift of the coffee was striking, and we were seriously impressed with the balance of the cup. Fazenda Camocim produces certified organic biodynamic coffees grown without pesticide or chemical additives. Camocim provides beans for many high-end stores and roasters, including Harrod's, Blue Bottle Coffee, and Pierre Hermé.

Final Score (1-10, with 10 being the best cup of coffee in your life): 8.4. Where to Buy: Fazenda Camocim

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