Coffee Reviews

Haiti Baptiste Washed – Singing Rooster – Voyage Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Haiti Baptiste Washed - Singing Rooster from Voyage Coffee Roasters

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Haiti Baptiste Washed - Singing Rooster
  • Roaster
    Voyage Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Estimated Price
    $23.50 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    White chocolate, creme brulee, nutty
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Typica
  • Country
    Haiti
  • Producer
    Singing Rooster
  • Roast
    Medium
  • Roast Date
    February 5, 2020
  • Review Date
    February 8, 2020

Coffee Scoring

8.7
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
8.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Rich, full body
  • Nice evolution throughout the cup

Cons
  • Lacks complexity

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Haiti is a unique origin for coffee and makes up a very small global percentage of coffee. Voyage Coffee Roasters partners with Singing Rooster, a “non-profit working to revive the Haitian coffee industry and provide sustainable income for farmers and their families. They’re ‘Better than Fair Trade’ – paying their farmers a staggering $3-4.50/lb.”1 Coffee quality aside, I love supporting businesses that do so much for the coffee farmers.

Haiti Baptiste begins with a peanut butter aroma, which evolves into a cashew and peanut flavor, with a sweet marshmallow undertone that becomes more pronounced as the coffee cools. The acidity was fairly muted, but the body was rich, full and velvety. It has a crispy sweetness that reminded me of the crusted sugar on top of creme brûlée.

The Bottom Line

Haiti Baptiste is a balanced, full body coffee. While it lacks some complexity and depth that I expect for the highest quality beans, it was still a solid coffee and on par with many other Central and South American single-origin coffees.

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References
  1. https://crema.co/coffees/voyage-coffee-roasters/haiti-singing-rooster-baptiste-washed
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