“These are pristine beans. And basically perfectly fermented. The first aroma I get is of soft leather, like a supple piece of deer skin. Buttery almost. With that comes along bright dried fruits. And what I mean by that is that it is like the fruits in question (slightly indefinable) were bright (like raspberry, or tangy grape) before they were dried and some of that comes though, but subdued.
In particular I get very light banana and bing cherry. There is a very slight, balancing astringency but no particular bitterness to speak of.
In the finish I find an almost ‘mocha’ like flavor – not really coffee but that synergistic melding of coffee and chocolate which lends a satisfying richness to the whole flavor profile.”