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We found 14 reviews that match your search for January 2001. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee. Click on roaster images to visit roaster websites.


81
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
A hint of Indian spice and perhaps some flowers in the nose, but rather unremarkable in the cup: simple, straightforward, pleasingly sweet when hot, bland and inert when cold. Perhaps the spice and flowers account for the high rating of this coffee relative to the others in the India cupping.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
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81
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
A fine coffee in the India mode; almost all panelists had something positive to say about it. Sweet, deeply resonant, softly acidy, long in the finish, gently nuanced with tones variously read as spice, nut, and citrus. Sustained its virtues beautifully when cold. Given the enthusiastic written assessments, I have no idea why this coffee was not more highly rated.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:7
BODY:6
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:6
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80
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
An impressive coffee, and distinctive in the India mode: sweet, svelte, smooth, balanced, with some intrigue that read as chocolate, nut, or spice (I tasted cardamom). "Big coffee, sweet," one panelist concluded.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:5
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
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79
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
When hot, this cup impressed many of the panel with its light-footed, teasing nuance of lemon, flowers and cocoa. Complex in the nose, but as the cup cooled it flattened disappointingly.
 
AROMA:5
ACIDITY:5
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
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79
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
This coffee attracted a split vote; some found it impressive: low key but smooth, cleanly floral and citrusy, discreetly acidy, with a fresh, fruit-toned finish. Others found it complex and interesting, but marred by sour, medicinal tones. Impossible to tell late in the game whether the coffee was inconsistent or we were.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
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79
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
A light, bright, fragrantly smooth cup. When hot alive with shimmers of citrus, spice, and nut tones. As the cup cools, however, a disturbing vegetative undertone surfaces: "grassy," "dried peas," "sour," panelists complained. A potentially superb coffee, an India version of the great, brightly nuanced coffees like Guatemala Antigua and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, but flawed by either processing/storage errors or too much unripe fruit.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:6
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:6
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79
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
A light, bright, fragrantly smooth cup. When hot alive with shimmers of citrus, spice, and nut tones. As the cup cools, however, a disturbing vegetative undertone surfaces: "grassy," "dried peas," "sour," panelists complained. A potentially superb coffee, an India version of the great, brightly nuanced coffees like Guatemala Antigua and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, but flawed by either processing/storage errors or too much unripe fruit.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:6
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:6
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77
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:5
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:5
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77
  • Elk Hill Estates

    Karnataka State, Southern India
  • Organic Nuggets Extra Bold - Green

Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
 
AROMA:5
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:5
AFTERTASTE:5
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77
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
I found this coffee pleasantly sweet but flat to a fault. Other panelists complained of a subdued but clear defect, mustiness perhaps. One complainant found this shadow defect ambiguously interesting: "harmonic earthy & aromatic woods?" he asked himself.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:5
BODY:7
FLAVOR:5
AFTERTASTE:5
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76
  • India Mysore

    Imported by Josuma Coffee
  • Nuggets Extra Bold - Green

Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
This pleasant but monotoned coffee prompted little comment from the panel. Most detected a mild grassy or astringent note. I found the aroma sweet but grassy, the cup agreeable and balanced but unremarkable.
 
AROMA:5
ACIDITY:5
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:5
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75
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
Most of the panel found this coffee defective; "medicinal, nose-wrinkling," said one. Others acknowledged the defect but found some virtue in the cup, reading the mustiness as cedar or cardamom.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:5
BODY:6
FLAVOR:5
AFTERTASTE:6
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75
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
The panel was divided on this coffee. Some admired its sweetness and rich, deeply dimensioned balance; others were put off by a slight off-taste read variously as soapy, bitter, or sour. A small and subtle flaw, but it apparently dragged down the rating of an otherwise quietly complex and sweetly resonant coffee.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:6
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
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68
Roast: NA Review Date: January 2001
Origin: Price: NA
A coffee flawed by a veritable anthology of processing taints: harsh, musty, dirty, with an unpleasant old vegetable taste that one panelist described as "dirty carrots." Somebody was not minding the mill when this coffee came in from the fields. A traditionally wet-processed or "washed" coffee grown under shade at elevations of 3,000 to 3,500 feet. From the contemporary hybrid variety S4345.
 
AROMA:4
ACIDITY:3
BODY:5
FLAVOR:4
AFTERTASTE:4
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