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Review #149: Dune Coffee

Name of Roaster: Dune Coffee

Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Santa Barbara, CA

Name of Roast: House Blend

Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Medium Origin of Beans: Huehuetenango, Guatemala Price: $16 (12 oz.) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Ten days Aroma: Opening the bag, we received chocolate-centric notes of cookie, chocolate cake, dark chocolate creme, and cocoa. The grind offered baked raspberry and cranberry mixed with a delicate chocolate and a touch of nutmeg. Caramelizing white and raw cane sugar, along with agave syrup, were noted on the pour.

Flavor Profile: The sip arrived low-to-mid-palate, slightly viscous, with dense notes of wild honey, cocoa nibs, and chocolate cake. Lingering below the roof in the center of the tongue, the flavors developed as the coffee cooled to reveal red apple skin, cocoa, almond, lime, orange, muddled peach, and guava. Lime showed on the sides, with a touch of florals and orange on the front end. Lovely weight and a clean finish.

Overall Impression (What did you think of it?): We found this to be a solid house blend that would pair well across the board. We recommend it wholeheartedly to Californians and those seeking the vibe that goes with the killer bag design. Final Score (1-10, with 10 being the best cup of coffee in your life): 8.0 Where to Buy: Dune Coffee Roasters

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