Ilustre Specialty Coffees
|Roaster Location:||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Coffee Origin:||Tlaltetela, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/150 grams|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Delicately rich, sweetly tart. Bergamot, lilac, cocoa nib, apricot, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with high-toned yet juicy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish leads with bergamot and lilac in the short, rounding to cocoa nib in the long.
Notes: Produced by Victoria Debernardi entirely of the Geisha variety of Arabica and processed by the wet, or washed, method. Ilustre is a micro-roastery based in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California that works closely with top Mexican producers and specializes in sourcing the highest-quality coffees. Ilustre is an international brand that ships to both the U.S. and Mexico. For more information, please visit www.ilustrecoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A lovely rendition of the admired Geisha variety of Arabica, produced and roasted in Mexico: sweetly tart, balanced, vibrant, engaging.