aroma: dark chocolate and hints of berry
flavor profile: moderately bright with dark chocolate, sun-dried cherry and citrus undertones with subtle hints of cinnamon in the finish
hint: A friendly accord between the US and this coffee’s country of origin has been delayed since a political figure suspected of orchestrating a US soldier’s death was elected president a few years ago.
the answer to the last cupping challenge IIII: Kopi Luwak – the infamous byproduct of what a large civet in indonesia likes to eat – click here and read more….
This Indonesian civet, called a luwak, has a curious diet that includes eating ripe coffee cherries. Once these cherries go through its digestive system, they are harvested and washed, and then the beans are roasted.
This rare coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world.
Vita sourced some of this coffee as part of our Farm Direct coffee program and held a cupping last night for wholesale customers and other friends.
Michael Hebberoy went on The Bob Rivers Show while the crew did an on-air tasting. Click here to listen.
photos of the event taken by traca savadogo
To the left is a luwak, an Indonesian civet that loves ripe coffee cherries. After the cherries go through the luwak’s digestive system, they’re harvested and washed, and the beans are roasted.
These extremely expensive beans are rare…
Vita sourced some Kopi Luwak coffee beans and held a cupping last night for wholesale customers and other friends.
Vita roaster Mason Sager and Michael Hebberoy went on KOMO Radio to talk about Vita Farm Direct coffee and the Kopi Luwak coffee. Hebb also went on The Bob Rivers Show this morning, where the crew did an on-air tasting.
Vita’s having a cupping tonight of the rare Kopi Luwak, the infamous by-product of the large Indonesian weasel, called a luwak. It likes to eat coffee beans when they’re ripe and juicy. After the beans are digested, they are harvested and roasted. Tonight at 6pm we’re having an invite-only cupping (complete with a Theo Chocolate tasting) at the Capitol Hill roasteria for our customers and friends.
Vita roaster Mason Sager and Bob Prince stopped by the KOMO News Radio studio this morning at 7:15 to cup the coffee, which is from East Java.
this week we cupped one of the rarest coffees in the world. i am going to have to keep the hints obtuse so that it isn’t a complete lay-up.
aroma: bittersweet chocolate and fresh cut herbs
acidity:medium to light.
flavor profile: slight must, herbaceous, caramel finish
hint: the processing of this coffee is by far the most intensive procedure any coffee ever undergoes – when it is ready for roasting it is pristinely washed – almost as if it was scrubbed by tiny hands. the beans are full and plump – and are best if roasted lightly.the process is the clue – it is the most highly evolved scientifically complex washing process on the globe.
last weeks answer: a delightful coffee from columbia.