Brazil Fazenda Vista Alegre
|Roaster Location:||Northborough, Massachusetts|
|Review Date:||January 1999|
Blind Assessment: A hard, nasty ferment mars an otherwise sweetly rich profile.
Notes: The Fazenda Vista Alegre estate processes their coffee by allowing it to dry on the tree, the ultimate in dry naturals. However, this is a problem if rain causes mold. A sweetly rich profile is marred by a hard, nasty ferment. Fazenda Vista Alegre was the first Brazilian estate to make inroads into the American specialty scene. It did so by turning Brazil dry-processing into a virtue, promoting its coffees as the ultimate in natural: dried not only in the fruit, but on the tre
Who Should Drink It: This particular Vista Alegre is interesting only as an example of a hard Brazil coffee. I have cupped other Vista Alegre coffees that are free of this fault.
This review originally appeared in the January, 1999 tasting report: Brazil and Brazils