Brazil Washed – Green
|Review Date:||February 1998|
Blind Assessment: We couldn't make up our collective mind about this wet-processed coffee. I found it light and pleasantly bright -- appropriate to a good wet-processed coffee from lower altitudes. Several agreed, finding the acidity fruity and sweet. Others, however, reacted critically to the delicate profile: "Washed ... blah!" exclaimed one. Assessments of body were surprisingly varied, ranging from thin to buttery and full. Finally, two reviewers found flat-out fault with the profile: "dirty," complained one; "baggy" (flat, ropey taste), accused the other.
Notes: Mixed reviews from the panel: from light and pleasantly bright to thin and blah. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Processed by the wet or washed method (virtually all of the fruity material is stripped from the coffee beans or seeds by a succession of steps, most involving water, before the beans are dried).
Who Should Drink It : The yeas narrowly prevailed with this delicate coffee.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1998 tasting report: Brazils