Finca La Tacita, Estate Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Newberg, Oregon|
|Review Date:||November 1999|
Full yet majestically buoyant. The aroma soars with sweet nut notes, the cup glistens with fruit and flowers, the entire impression is gentle but enormous. The finish is aggressively dry but saved from astringency by rich cocoa tones.
Full yet majestically buoyant. The aroma soars with sweet nut notes, the cup glistens with fruit and flowers, the entire impression is gentle but enormous. La Tacita is one of the most distinguished coffees of the Antigua valley, which itself is one of the world 's greatest coffee-growing regions, a sort of Central American Napa Valley of coffee. Peaberries occur when the coffee fruit produces a single oval
Who Should Drink It
Perhaps what we all yearn for in our busy holiday compensations for the dull days of winter is the combination of grandeur and intimacy that this coffee suggests, as simultaneously gigantic in size and elegant in silhouette as the volcanoes that float like visions over the streets and farms of Antigua.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 1999 tasting report: Holiday Coffees