|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Las Nubitas Farm, El Salvador|
|Review Date:||November 2004|
Blind Assessment: A delicately intense, sweetly acidy cup. In the aroma spicy and floral with milk chocolate undertones. Perfectly balanced and lyric in the cup, with floral notes and a sweet, high-toned temperate fruit, pear or cherry. The chocolate resurfaces in the long, gently astringent finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2004 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed third out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 90-plus from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of arabica on the Las Nubitas farm at a growing altitude of approximately 4,900 feet. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafes. Under the youthful and enthusiastic leadership of Duane Sorenson, Stumptown has become a leading buyer and supporter of Cup of Excellence coffees. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more info.
Who Should Drink It : A naturally sweet, gentle introduction to the traditional connoisseur?s preferred coffee pleasure, acidity.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2004 tasting report: Raising Coffee Consciousness: The Cup of Excellence and Green Coffee Competitions