While we only cupped one coffee this go-round, Redcab Brazil, it was complex enough that I was exhausted by the end of it. In fact, I could write an entire essay! Amazingly balanced and incredibly multi-layered, Redcab is a heavy flavor hitter of a coffee. The nose was one lovely experience after another, beginning with almonds, strawberries and cream, and cardamom. It progressed into lemon meringue pie with a toffee finale. The flavors grew, undulated, and changed from peanut brittle to currants to green figs with a hint of wheat grass and genmaicha tea and finished with a flourish of chocolate covered apricots. It may have been a character cavalcade, but because of the wonderful balance, it was less like a roller coaster experience and more like being grabbed by the hand and led through a toy store. I want to drink this coffee all day and collapse in a contented heap in the evening. It's glorious.
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