Domori’s a master of 100s. No one explores as far or as deep, picking different varietals, delivering dexterity while maintaining amplitude without savaging the taste buds (for the most part). And minus any additives whatsoever – no infintesimal droplets of spice or sugar; no emulsifier, no cacáo butter. Just the bean, relying 100% on genetics & millimeter precise low-impact processing. This means prerequisite knowledge & understanding (because ignorance & mediocrity are weapons of self-destruction) of the ‘code’ – the inner combination unlocking inherent qualities, decoding them from the unseen guerilla underground into the sensory realm. Non-interference; natural justice; chocolate poetics... a global treasure where every step taken or forsaken enacts power. In this case here, soft power which for some may still feel too militant, akin to a warrior who hacks his way thru the jungle using a machete.
Appearance 4.4 / 5
|Snap:||tree falling to scatter the birds; finely sanded straight-edge|
Aroma 7.4 / 10
extreme green, tropical underbrush: fertilizer, rubber plants, bucare trees, plantains, guava, mango, schisandra, starfruit, & lemongrass mashup
Mouthfeel 14.2 / 15
|Texture:||thick, smooth, & muscular w/out overly pasty (like more protein / less carbs)|
|Melt:||long & strong|
Flavor 43.1 / 50
dry cocoa powder -> smooth nuthouse in brazil, pistachio, & pine -> calm underlying bitterness, rising in intensity to meet dim starfruit crossed by guava & some distant berry’s 3rd cousin (9 times removed), annihilates them to incorporate back into green leaf, wood & earth for citric dirt -> rolls out uncooked pasta before backtracking, ouroburos-style, the beginning in the end is the beginning – cocoa & green walnut / almond
Quality 18.6 / 20
More streamlined, perhaps less benign than Domori’s Puro, though both refined even if this one is the budget line. A play on modulating bitterness between 2 beans almost seamlessly fused for a study in contrasts of that earthen spectrum from warm nuts to unadorned notes that test thresholds yet remain at tolerable levels.