|Roaster Location:||I-Lan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||NTD $1800/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2013|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, crisply juicy. Cedar, orange, blackberry, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright but sweet acidity. Syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deep, gently drying finish.
Notes: This is a special auction lot produced by El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated coffee farms, from the admired Pacamara variety of Arabica. Noble Age is El Injerto’s description for a coffee produced only from very ripe, dark red, almost purple fruit, when sugar content is at or close to its maximum. CaféTaster is an aficionado nano-roaster of the style increasingly characteristic of East Asia countries like Taiwan and Korea, roasting very high-end coffees in very small volumes for a tiny clientele of passionate coffee enthusiasts, in the process selling coffee education as much as coffee itself. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cafetaster or email roaster Jerry Huang at [email protected]
Who Should Drink It: Striking in the juxtaposition of sweetness and the dry authority of its complex fruit notes. Both bracing and seductive.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2013 tasting report: Suave and Idiosyncratic: Coffees of Guatemala