Dancing with the bars on the parallel beans. Most coffee-cacáo combos are death match throw-downs. This showcases a different take & interpretation. More Fred & Ginger, or Nureyev & Fontaine, than ultimate fight octagon, choreographing mocha brulée.
Appearance 3.9 / 5
|Surface:||swales & bubbles|
|Snap:||sharp crack; ragged cleave|
Aroma 6.8 / 10
mocha cork & kaolin clay
Mouthfeel 13.2 / 15
|Texture:||soft powder & saliva mixes up to...|
|Melt:||... swollen cream flesh|
Flavor 47.8 / 50
unpacks an odd clay -> green coffee bean embedded in dark roasted Milk Choc -> sensational coffee / cocoa hiding & shining each other in phased lunar eclipse reflected by cream -> emerges burnt toffee-> mocha crème brulée
Quality 19.3 / 20
Complete. Heretofore unimagined reserve coupled with gutsy strength. Poise & equilibrium all the way around. Cranked a little sweet, though none of the sugar blast found in its Macadamia bar, & without vanilla (never employed in Caoni's entire line), the clarity of the elements comes true along with skilled handling, especially on the roast which develops cocoa stature to stand-in toe-to-toe with coffee, the pair nimbly shading & shadowing each other in a chiaroscuro with cream. Stunning.