George Howell
Boa Vista Estate Espresso

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Acton, Massachusetts

4.00(4)

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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Brazil
Bean Source Region: Minas Gerais
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon
Process: Natural
Espresso

3600-3935 ft

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Reviews(4)

4.00(4)

4 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from George Howell.
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    3.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    3.00 - Value

    3.50 - Finish

    3.50 - Flavor

    3.50 - Acidity

    3.50 - Balance

    This is an okay single-origin espresso I couldnt find a real winning characteristic in over many formats. Light medium crema, nice chocolate notes. Heavy hazelnut mid-palate without much fruitiness, complexity or acidity. Smooth, just a little bitter and not too hard to drink, so works well with milk.

    Cupping Method:Espresso and espresso drinks oh my home machine (Spaziale A53)

  • Victoria S-C

    409 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.00 - Average

    My lattes with this espresso were good.
    8 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.00 - Average

    3.50 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    3.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    I like the tartness and sweetness of this roast, and it was really smooth as cold brew. It ended with a nice light finish.

    Cupping Method:Cold brew

    7 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Scott Greenaway

    140 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    As a cold brew, this roast was almost perfection. Refreshingly sweet and smooth, it was remarkably well-balanced.

    Cupping Method:cold brew

    7 months ago · See more from Scott

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
Bean Source Country: Brazil
Brazil, the world's largest coffee producer, has traditionally been known for its vast output of commodity-grade coffee, including a significant volume of Robusta beans. However, in recent years, the country has made a concerted effort to enhance the quality of its microlots, aiming to solidify its reputation within the specialty coffee sector including greater cultivation of higher-quality Arabica. These initiatives have contributed to developing coffee microlots with distinct flavor profiles, with Brazilian coffee notably known for rich notes of chocolate, nuts, and fruit.
Bean Source Region: Minas Gerais
Brazil's shift from commodity production to specialty grade Arabica has resulted in the Minas Gerais region producing coffee renowned for its outstanding quality and rich flavors. The state's unique combination of high altitude, fertile soil, and favorable climate provides ideal growing conditions for coffee, resulting in beans with a well-balanced profile characterized by a pleasant aroma, mild acidity, and a smooth, full-bodied taste.
Espresso
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

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George Howell is a coffee roaster from Acton, MA United States. We have 38 cataloged roasts with 29 total reviews with a score of 4.33.

International Rank: #20 out of 822
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