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Xingang – 19 Grams

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
  • Roaster
    19 Grams
  • Roaster Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Estimated Price
    €16.90 / 250g
  • Flavor Notes
    Black Cherry, Hazelnut, Mango
  • Process
    Double Fermentation Natural
  • Varieties
    Catimor P3/P4
  • Country
  • Region
  • Elevation
    1600 MASL
  • Producer
    Zhao Mei
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, Kōno
  • Roast Date
    August 18, 2021
  • Review Date
    September 4, 2021

Coffee Scoring

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  • Complex tropical fruit profile
  • Syrupy mouthfeel

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

19 Grams is a roaster out of Berlin who constantly has an amazing lineup of coffees. I recently had the opportunity to try a variety of their coffees and was impressed by each of them. Coffees from China are always incredibly special though and this double fermented natural was one of the best coffees out of China I’ve ever had a chance to try.

The coffee began with a sweet & fruity fragrance that had notes of mango and tropical fruit. The flavor was full of complex tropical fruit. It had a medium body with a syrupy mouthfeel. In addition to the tropical fruit, I tasted notes that reminded me of cherry candy, and as the coffee cooled it grew in sweetness, but also exposed some chocolate and nutty notes. The acidity grew into the finish, which lingered with fruit notes and the fruit-toned sweetness. I enjoyed the coffee in a variety of filter brew methods and the coffee performed well in all of them.

The Bottom Line

This Xingang was a very special coffee both in its origin and in its profile. It was incredibly tasty to brew and I can’t wait to explore additional coffees from 19 Grams in the months to come.

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