Cascara Black Honey by Karma Kaapi - 87 points
Review Date: July 2020
Color: 9 / 10
Aroma: 18 / 20
Flavour: 20 / 25
Finish: 19 / 20
Overall Quality: 21 / 25
Total Points: 87 / 100
This coffee has notes of chocolate, berry with a distinct cherry tomato-like sourness indicating a natural processing, and a slight earthiness. The roaster mentions notes of berries, jaggery and floral, the latter two which I found were missing. But inspite of that, the coffee has a great body and finishes well. It falls short in terms of complexity but it can be viewed as a challenging coffee to work with. I enjoyed working on this coffee and makes for a great everyday option to enjoy a good balance of bitters and astringents if you are able to nail the recipe.
Best for: Aeropress
Worst for: Espresso
Cool the brew to highlight the acidity of the balance.
Final verdict: Moderately recommended. Can be tough coffee for a brewer to work with.
Price: Rs 450 for 250g
Roaster: Karma Kaapi
Roast level: Light to Medium
Type: Single Estate
Estate Name: Crystal Valley Estate
Altitude: 1000 - 1200 m
Processing: Washed + Naturally Processed (Black Honey)
Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.