Finca Buenos Aires Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Villanueva, Honduras|
|Review Date:||May 2005|
In the aroma flat, rather woody, with low-toned fruit notes suggesting a sort of spicy banana. These odd but pleasant fruit notes persist in the rich though rather monotoned cup, which grows flatter and woodier as it cools. Medium body, clean, rich, rather pleasant finish.
Health angle: According to the bag copy, a patented "Healthy Roast" process retains "100% of the antioxidants naturally occurring in the bean." A patent search discloses that the "Healthy Roast" process involves soaking the green beans in a liquid which preserves antioxidant polyphenols that may be lost during roasting. This antioxidant-charged liquid is then used to cool or quench the same beans after roasting, presumably restoring the antioxidants in the liquid to the roasted coffee. A single-estate coffee grown, roasted and packaged in Honduras. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who dislike both the acidy sensation in medium-roast coffees and the bitter notes in dark-roasted coffees may enjoy this subdued, low-key, fruity cup.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2005 tasting report: The New Health Beverage: Health-Enhanced Coffees