Terroir Select Coffees
Honduras El Mirador
|Finca El Mirador, El Paraiso Department, Honduras
Deep aroma with dry floral and tart berry and chocolate notes. Sweetly high-toned and acidy in the cup, delicately rich, hints of dry berry, sweet herb, flowers. Lightly astringent but refreshing finish.
A prize winner in the 2005 Honduras Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed 30th out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86 from an international jury. Terroir is an artisan micro roaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, specializing in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries and one of the innovators who founded the Cup of Excellence. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those open to a coffee defiantly light-roasted to develop its dry brightness and subtle aromatics.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005