Galapagos by Flying Goat Coffee Review |
  • Flying Goat Coffee

    Healdsburg, California
  • Galapagos

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2003
Origin: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Price: $13.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: A rich, low-key, satisfying cup dominated by an unusual complex of flavor notes associated with coffee from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety. This is a dry fruit character that suggests wine at one moment, at another tart berries, at another pipe tobacco, at still another a roasty but sweet chocolate. Owner and green buyer Philip Anacker cites its "gentle acidity and distinct flavors."

Notes: From a farm on San Cristobal, one of the larger of the populated islands of the Galapagos Islands. Certified organically grown from trees of the old and distinguished Bourbon variety of arabica. Flying Goat Coffee is a boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. It donates a portion of its profits from sale of this coffee to the Charles Darwin Foundation, an organization dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands and surrounding marine reserve. Visit or call 800-675-3599 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados who want to experience a clearly delineated version of the precious Bourbon character. Anyone interested in a low-key, versatile cup with genuinely distinctive flavor notes.


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