|Review Date:||July 1997|
Blind Assessment: Virtually everyone described this medium-bodied coffee as soft and sweet. About half of the cuppers reported nutty tones. Some stopped there. "Unremarkable!" exclaimed one. Several, however, also identified a light, high-toned acidity that balanced or complemented the sweetness. For example: "Pleasant soft, sweet acidity -- subtly snappy." Two cuppers detected slightly hard or woody notes in the nose of this coffee, but apparently tasted nothing to confirm the problem in the cup and chose not to push the issue in their responses.
Notes: A medium-bodied coffee which is soft and sweet with nutty tones and a light acidity. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee.
Who Should Drink It : The high-toned paradox of acidy brightness and underlying sweetness should please those who value subtlety over power.
This review originally appeared in the July, 1997 tasting report: Guatemala Coffees