Reviews for Casa Ruiz

Review Date: Jul 2000


An intensely contradictory coffee. On one hand: full, smooth body, expressively and deeply sweet, long, vibrant finish. On the downside: grassy undertones and an odd edginess to the fruit that grew more obvious as the cup cooled. Some panelists went exclusively with the upside, others only with the down, while a few celebrated the paradox, sometimes in rather unconventional language: “bold, rough, strong — Neanderthal ancestors,” wrote one. One thing is certain: This coffee is considerably more interesting than its rating suggests.