Thursday, April 23, 2020

NxtWave Coffee Special Edition in REDUX Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

NXT Wave
Special Edition

ORIGIN: Brazil
PROCESS: Natural



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

Oak | Black walnut | Dark chocolate

Oak is out front w/ a bada-bing! and carries with it a compost note, enveloping from the profile's under-belly. The wood itself is fresh, but not green. OK, a tick vegetal, roasty. Black walnut both crisps & plushes on palate & cheeks, respectively (shells + flesh). Dark chocolate is what lasts... bigly-so. Piles & piles of pips w/ an underpinning semi-sweet gambit, heavy on vanilla attachment. Sweet spices are nestled in there.

... A spicy meatball! Undertones are anise seed, fennel-ishly. Savory af in its middlings. Leathery oils sans hide, a dark fungal entry, meaty in mouth & gut. Meal-ish cuppa. The structure holds, tho I'm unsure how -- ah, it's a soft earthen construction. A mud-hut thing. Finish is heavy, dense, B I G -- but also not lumbering or cumbersome. Thru-out there are neat bittersweet complexities, moderately-so. Lip-smacking. Oh, plum.

Nuances are murky abyss things involving every note, deeply-so. Far behind is a saltiness that busts barnacles and balances excellently. I said meal-ish but won't say more-ish. A little of this brew goes a long way. Enjoyable nonetheless. Will grow hair on your chest & may make you feel like laying a gold pendant in your new-found fur. Greasy. Greezy. Aroma is a bouquet blast of chocolate braced by toasted wood w/ leathery lilts. Bold, bullish & bodaciously bruising. Macho.

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

::: very :::