Coffee Review - Guatemala Pandora Pacamara by Cafe de Impression
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  • Cafe de Impression

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Guatemala Pandora Pacamara Medium-Light Roast

Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2011
Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, northwestern Guatemala. Price: $25.00/8 ounces
 

Blind Assessment: Impressively complex in both structure (sweet, bitter, savory) and aromatics. Pungently rich aroma: black currant, grapefruit, cedar, roses. All carry into the cup, where the pungent, cedary citrus notes are enveloped in almost sugary sweetness. Gently bright acidity; the mouthfeel is lightish in weight but impressively silky in texture. Flavor, particularly sweet citrus, carries deeply into the finish.

Notes: Pandora is an auction lot grown on El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated farms. This lot is comprised entirely of the Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. By Specialty Coffee Association of America standards, this is not a medium-light roast, but rather a classic medium roast. Located in Southern Taiwan, Café de Impression is a micro roastery owned by Jeff Chang, who also specializes in importing green coffee into Taiwan. Café de Impression’s Coffees are available exclusively online. Visit http://cafedeimpression.blogspot.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Unusual and distinctive profile, with the savory/sweet complexity found in the best of any given year’s Pacamara. Should please both coffee adventurers and purists. Very sensitively roasted.

AROMA:10
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:52/63


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