Info Details
Country USA   
Type Flavored   (Coffee; Semi-Dark 72%)
Strain Hybrid   (mite Criollo)
Source Madagascar   (Sambirano Valley)
Flavor Twang   
Style New School      
A Cocoa-Coffee super-twister.

The Nat’l Weather Service, always vigilant for ominous signs of impending storms, recently went beyond detection & early warnings into the direction of pre-emption.

Hmmm, when was that heard before?

All about preventing destruction.

Naturally it sought out the help of D.O.D. (Dept of Defense) in combating tornados before they drill down & touch ground in the hope of at least altering an onrushing tornado’s course.

Or, better still, turn it back & kill it... with a nuclear device! No kidding; sounds aggressive but true... & so very Federal.

“Huh, Washington, we got a few misty raindrops out over the Great Plains, drifting north to northeast toward Brooklyn.”

“Roger. OK, the President’s a little worried about the upcoming Iowa causcus in the next election. This could be good for those all-important approval ratings. A predator drone is on the way.”

In its wake, the Air Force leaves behind this bar that spins tornadically in the way that zippers & sharks share in common some biting buzzsaw teeth.

So shocking tastebuds go into a coma, so call 911 beforehand.
Appearance   4.7 / 5
Color: burnt orange-brown w/ mossy green coffee studs
Surface: Jekyll & Hyde: smooth operator on the face of it / pelted on the backside
Temper: tight crystallization
Snap: pure cracker
Aroma   8.3 / 10
hard coffee slab attacking the senses... long & strong w/ lots of fresh snap & berry-bright on copper-leaf verve... chocolate amazingly punches thru the granite bottom
Mouthfeel   9.8 / 15
Texture: tooth-breaking debris field
Melt: corkscrew picking thru the pieces
Flavor   40.2 / 50
bobbsey twins of mayhem: hooks right in on a churning Chocolate-Coffee funnel cloud as café tannins splash against cacáo acids &, no surprise, sour Madagascar cocoa wraps around coffee of Ethiopia intensifying the rotation -> juicy downdraft touches down & levels taste-buds -> fantastic clearing of flavor leaves indelible aftermath: a frenzied hail of fizzy-skittles... clean & sweet coffee scintillating in lemon jasmine tea... leaves mouths ringing the rest of the day
Quality   15.4 / 20
Unlike any coffee-chocolate combine to date.

A first: chopped coffee beans – large coffee nibs really - rather than ground; apparently of Ethiopian heirloom vigor & strength.

Pity the poor berry for encountering this malignant cocoa bean from Madagascar. A scary vertical-edge: no intricacies whatsoever to fuse the two prior to the mouth’s chew -- the combo amped, brash & haphazardly rough-cut.

Pointless exhibition other than to demo (RE: demolition) how a complete mismatch initially tastes without seemingly any forethought but with plenty of Vosges-like execution all the way down to... the bottom. But the dregs are spared by that miraculous buzzsaw ender that might just be a happy accident or, given the Mast Bros’ creativity, evidence of intelligent design considering that they as well as anyone know the sour-headaches in Madagascar cacáo which play no small role in generating it.

Forget first impressions; the lasting ones here count.

ING: cacáo, sugar, coffee

Reviewed Spring 2010


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