|Review Date:||July 1997|
Blind Assessment: This delicate coffee is the inverse of the San Rafael. Its virtues would seem to be softness, lightness, and buoyant top notes. Its weakness appears to be lack of power, and its faults failures of youth rather than age. Several cuppers detected floral tones. Others tasted notes ranging from spicy through herbal to nutty (the favorite, noted on three forms). Nevertheless, several cuppers were put off by shortcomings associated with immaturity: grassiness, rawness. Two detected sour notes.
Notes: Soft, light, buoyant top notes with floral tones, some signs of immaturity. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee.
Who Should Drink It : Try it for its delicate top notes and softness. Its defects are as subtle as its virtues.
This review originally appeared in the July, 1997 tasting report: Guatemala Coffees