Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Single Origin Guatemala "El Volcan" in REDUX Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Single Origin Guatemala "El Volcan"
100% certified organic

ORIGIN: Acatenango (Antigua) Guatemala
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai
PROCESS: Fully washed

BREW METHOD: Moka Pot
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: www.batdorfcoffee.com

The reasoning behind this redux is a switch from French Press to Moka Pot brewing. The original FP review can be read at: https://bit.ly/3eXGUX2 This 2d will not reference that 1t. You should read it anyway. It is superbly written.

NOTES:
Salted caramel | Citrus | Blackberry

Sweet & slightly+ tart. Well-lit shadows... dark with bright highlights. Complex & satiating. Smoothly caramel sweet, bolstered by a hint of cocoa butter up from middlings. Citrus is fleshy juicy 'range that mingles well with kindly puckering darkly sweet blackberry. Oaken in structure, & lively-so. Rest of middling: orange pekoe tea, a terra cotta lilt. Lightly greasy.

Undertones are a separate tea, black chai & softly astringent. Some light-ish honey in heavy loads, orange blossom. Earth, clay w/ mineral attachments. Again, complex in sweet/sour flings. Nuances are slight and earthen. Smoothly balanced. An Adirondack chair on a sunny day under a tree. Breezy. Carefree. Smells of wood & candied pistachios. Of spring, really. A refined & happy cuppa.

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

::: very :::