Located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, Mark Corpus and Mark Capriotti are co-owners of a newly ventured business, ReAnimator Coffee. I first heard about these guys through Twitter. They had a Kickstarter like project through LuckyAnt going and were looking for some help with funding to get their roasting facility started. Asking for only $700, they ended up making a little over $1500.
I am kind of bummed I never got around to backing the project, but I am happy that they were successful in the end. Now that it’s a new year, I made it a point to contact these guys to get some coffee ordered and give them a try.
First up, Santa Rita, El Salvador.
28/453g • Grind beans on medium side or #22 on Virtuoso • Pour in enough water to saturate • Start timer and let bloom for 30 seconds • Pulse pour for 2:30 • Drain for 30 seconds • Total time: 3:30
On the nose is a sweet, yet thick syrupy like aroma reminding me of maple syrup, but not quiet maple syrup. Sweet, yet caramel like. Underneath, the cup is very fruity with candied strawberries and lemon drops. Digging deeper I found some spice hints like cloves, maybe even pepper.
The taste is joyful starting with a deep, yet sweet candied strawberry play. It’s sweet, but not too sweet like a lot of naturally processed coffees I’ve come across in the past. Next up, a medium sized chocolate play. This coffee carries a relatively thick body with a juicy balance. Perfume like, and floral aromatics throughout aroma and in cup as it cools.
Strawberries, honey, and watermelon in the aroma. Flavors of sweet, bright acidity, with strawberry notes ~ ReAnimator Coffee
I found myself pretty in tune with the notes on the bag. Although, I found the acidity more on the medium side than bright. Overall, a nice Sun Dried El Salvador.
Not a complex coffee by any means. Just a very balanced mix of fruity, sweet, and spice.
I don’t see an online store for them yet, but if you’re looking to order some beans, hit them up via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info About This Coffee
Region: Santa Rita
Processing: Natural (sun dried)