|Review Date:||July 1997|
Blind Assessment: For most the acidity was the main act here. Some found it pleasantly bright ("nice, winy and sharp," according to one); others complained it was too sharp, throwing off the balance of the coffee, and perhaps astringent in the aftertaste. Supporting virtue: Most found this coffee substantial in body. "An excellent example of a Guatemala," according to one. But judging from the scores, the majority may harbor reservations.
Notes: Not overly refined, but undoubtedly powerful, with a substantial body. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee.
Who Should Drink It : Not overly refined, but undoubtedly powerful.
This review originally appeared in the July, 1997 tasting report: Guatemala Coffees