Brazil Dry-Process Fazenda Rodomunho 2010
It's amazing how a dry-process Brazil can shift dramatically from lighter to darker roasts. The light roast is nutty with banana accents and creamy body, a sort of banana split sundae. It's not overly sweet, but there are fruity notes that linger into the finish, rustic dried apricot as the cup cools. The dark roast has a tangy pungent sweetness, with suggestions of molasses and dark caramelized sugars, and slightly earthy/rooty notes, like chicory. It has quite a potent bittersweet balance and this lingers through the finish. City+ to Full City+.