Green Coffee by Ipanema Gourmet Review |
  • Ipanema Gourmet

  • Green Coffee

Roast: NA Review Date: February 1998
Origin: Brazil Price: NA

Blind Assessment: It wasn't entirely clear whether it was a thin, attenuated quality that put this semi-dry-processed coffee near the bottom of the cupping (three reviewers explicitly used the word "thin"), or an off-taste too subtle to be called a defect but unpleasant nonetheless. I called it a "baggy hardness"; three other panelists also used the word "hard" to describe it; others used close synonyms like harsh and bitter. On the positive side, several praised this coffee's sweetness.

Notes: This semi-dry-processed coffee had a positive sweetness, however, it also had an off-taste too subtle to be called a defect but unpleasant, nonetheless. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Processed by the semi-dry method (the outer skin of the coffee fruit and most of the pulp is removed mechanically from the beans or seeds before they are dried).

Who Should Drink It: Perhaps a storage or processing fault is sitting on an otherwise pleasantly smooth Brazil coffee.


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