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We found 9 reviews that match your search for March 2003. 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.


90
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Jamaica Blue Mountain, Caribbean, RSW Estate Price: NA
Delicate but rich. Medium body, sweet, round-toned acidity, and complex aromatics: In the aroma nut, floral, and cocoa-toned fruit, in the cup floral and spicy apple or pipe-tobacco notes. A cleanly balanced astringency enriches rather than flattens the finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:59/54

89
  • Kaya Imports

    Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Old Tavern Estate, 2001-02 Crop

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Alex Twyman's Old Tavern Estate, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Hardwar Gap, Caribbean Price: NA
Medium-bodied but expansively rich with complex mid to low notes. Cedar, nuts and dry fruit in the aroma; sweetly melodic fruit and floral notes in the cup. A dash of astringency in the finish tightens the fruit notes toward grapefruit.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:55/48

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Caribbean, Jamaica Blue Mountain Price: NA
Not your purist's Blue Mountain, but a fine, complex cup: rich, wine-like fruit, jasmine notes, and a hint of pleasantly rough mustiness that reads as a spicy chocolate
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/47

87
  • Old Tavern Estate

    Green Hills, Portland, Jamaica
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain - Proprietor's Choice, 2002-03 Crop

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Jamaica Blue Mountain, Caribbean, Old Tavern Estate, Green Hills, Portland, Alex Twyman's Old Tavern Estate Price: $19.95/8oz
Full body and sweet, voluptuously rounded acidity. Low-toned, symphonically complex fruit suggests melon in aroma, spicy apricot in cup and finish. A slight hint of mustiness is coiled inside the richness, modestly lowering my rating of this otherwise classic Blue Mountain cup.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:60/45

87
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Yauco Selecto, Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Porta Rico, Caribbean, Clou du Mont Price: NA
Hugely rich, big-bodied, low-toned. Roundly full apricot and peach notes in both aroma and cup. A slight hint of mustiness shadows aroma and finish, but the cup is grandly clean.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:6
BODY:8
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/42

87
  • Old Tavern Estate

    Green Hills, Portland, Jamaica
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain - Dark Roast, 2002-03 Crop

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Jamaica Blue Mountain, Old Tavern Estate, Alex Twyman Price: NA
The roast turns the fruit high-toned and dryly pungent: cedar and spice in the aroma, sweet grapefruit in the cup. As the cup cools the fruit softens toward pear. Fine balance of sweet and dry tones in the cup, though the finish is rather heavily astringent.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:44/38

85
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Jamaica, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Caribbean, Carribean Price: NA
The full-bodied, quietly rich cup with its low-toned fruit and dusk floral notes is classic Blue Mountain. But the aromatics are a bit faded and the cup shadowed by a hint of mustiness, both of which suggest that this coffee is perhaps a bit past its prime.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:57/49

84
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Caribbean, Yauco Selecto, Puerto Rico, Porta Rico, Puerto Rican Price: NA
Rich but subdued, with a stealthy, understated sweetness. Some aromatic intrigue suggests apples and spice. The restrained aroma and rather flat finish compromises an otherwise roundly expansive Caribbean cup.
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:59/52

81
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2003
Origin: Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Porta Rico, Yauco Selecto, Caribbean, Carribean, Caribean Price: NA
Smoky and richly heavy in its aromatics, but rather musty and monotoned in the cup. The musty tones, as they often do in Sumatras, hint at positive associations like spice and a sort of rough chocolate, but ultimately are too hard and unresilient to sustain too positive a reading.
 
AROMA:6
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:54/48