Puerto Rico Yauca Selecto AA – Green
|Coffee Origin:||Puerto Rico|
|Review Date:||July 1998|
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.
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 Caribbean style.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 1998 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees