AA – Green
|Roaster Location:||Puerto Rico|
|Review Date:||July 1998|
Blind Assessment: A straightforward coffee, nicely balanced, clean and free of taint except (perhaps) a slight grassiness, a shadow note possibly encouraged by the rather light roast. Panelists noted nutty tones in the aroma and a hint of chocolate in the finish ("cocoa-like" specified one). Why wasn't this fundamentally centered, pleasant coffee not rated higher? Only one panelist registered enthusiasm. I suspect a lack of what some call power and I call dimension -- the sense of unnamed, resonant sensation opening behind the initial impression.
Notes: A straightforward coffee, nicely balanced, clean and free of taint except a slight grassiness. Lack of power or dimension. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Yauco Selecto is an estate coffee that has led a revival the Puerto-Rican fine coffee industry. I was surprised by the rather ordinary showing of the Yauco coffees in this cupping. I've had samples in the past that have been splendid examples of the Cari
This review originally appeared in the July, 1998 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees