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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monte Vista Coffee | Review by Kaplowitz

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Monte Vista

LOCATION: Kenner, Louisiana
ORIGIN: Santa Barbara, Honduras
VARIETAL: Arabica (Pacamara, Caturra, Catuai, IHCAFE 90)

PROCESS: Pre-Germinated*
ROAST: Medium
BREW METHOD: Pour over



Sweet nuances. Medium brightness delivered on a plush medium+ body. Noses to the tune of heavy tropical flowery bits. On the sip is a growing then lingering chocolate brownie thing. Undertones are a caramelized sugar. Slurping adds a touch of pecan, some buttery cedar. On the lengthy finish is that aforementioned chocolate, now more of a chocolate pip, and a rich soil earthiness plus a savory note which clings to the corners of the tongue.

Very deep but not dark-bitter. Rich. Lush. Soft but with plenty 'nuff bracing. Clean after the big finish. 
Fairly straight-forward. Could play a few more notes, but the ones played are clear and enjoyable -- leaving no vacant spots. Excellent balance. A great option for any setting, this. I think I'll light a cigar to go w/ the rest of this carafe.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

*"which is a fairly new process my dad came across. It’s a fully washed but instead of just washing they let it germinate in water tanks where the water is changed 3 times a day for 5 days or before seed germination." - Juan Hipp Jr. (brand owner)