Coffee City USA
|Roaster Location:||Tyler, Texas|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||July 2003|
Blind Assessment: A sweet, round coffee whose rich, low-key fruit notes suggest cantaloupe or apricot. The mild mildewed taste coffee professionals call baggy (acquired by green coffees during long storage in dampish conditions) shadows the cup, although the coffee's fundamental sweetness pushes these notes toward an agreeable reading as spice or malt.
Notes: A slight mildewed note in the cup suggests that this otherwise impressive coffee was from last year's crop rather than the new crop just arriving in the United States. Coffee City USA is a quality oriented specialty roaster in east-central Texas. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of musty Sumatras and Sulawesis, who may find the similar combination of round, carnal fruit and spicy mildew attractive. When the new crop reaches the roaster, however, expect only the sweetness and the fruit.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2003 tasting report: Coffee Growers and the Farm-to-Consumer Shortcut