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Ecuador Hakuna Matata from Rose Park Roasters

Ecuador Hakuna Matata from Rose Park Roasters

Roast Rating: 4.5 stars


A very sweet Ecuadorian coffee from Rose Park Roasters in Long Beach, CA. This coffee is - Mellow, Sweet, and Juicy

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Hakuna Matata

Origin: Ecuador   Process: Washed

Roaster: Rose Park Roasters

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

The aroma is complex, with dominant brown sugar and caramel followed by hints of berries. The body is creamy, round, and juicy, creating a desirable mouth-feel. Peach, nectarine, passion fruit, and orange citrus are easily defined in an acidity that doesn't overwhelm the palate. Sweetness is slightly restrained, coming across as light brown sugar and bourbon. There is a delicate floral complexity, crossing into black tea and sweet herbs at times. Aftertaste quickly fades from the palate, but showcases citrus peel, toffee, and cocoa before it is gone.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 8 / 10
  • Total: 41 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

When we smelled the brew it made us think of sweet candy and desserts. On first sip the texture is smooth and clean, medium in weight and quite pleasing. The acidity started out very balanced with a tingly citrus fruit flavor. As the cup cooled the acidity became a little more dominant, but still at a nice level that wasn't too intense. The highlight of the cup was sweetness, almost like sweetened fruit juice. That sweetness made the cocoa bitterness seem more like a brownie. We drank quite a bit of this one, and after taking a sip the finish reminded us of a Tootsie Roll. In 3 words this coffee is - Mellow, Sweet, and Juicy
  • Aroma: 2 / 2
  • Body: 3 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 9 / 10
  • Total: 46.5 / 50

Roast Rating: 4.5 stars

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Roaster Profile

Rose Park Roasters

We are a fledgling coffee roaster retail/wholesaler based in Long Beach, California. We've been doing wholesale for around 5 years and we just finished our first year as a retailer. We offer bike delivery to the greater Long Beach area. We are a small group of people in love with our city and fascinated by what coffee can do. We try to walk a line between accessible and exhilarating- between rugged and refined.

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Categories: Coffee Ratings. Origins: Ecuador. Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Nectarine, Orange, Passion Fruit, and Peach. Brew Descriptors: Juicy, Mellow, and Sweet. Roasters: Rose Park Roasters.

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