|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||La Paz Department, Honduras|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: Smoky, cedar- and cherry-toned fruit in the aroma. In the cup round, rich, bittersweet, with a tart, cherryish chocolate - think pie cherries rolled in unsweetened chocolate - and a sweet, floral-toned acidity. The finish strikes me as slightly too astringent.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Honduras Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 92-plus from an international jury. Intelligentsia, under the leadership of coffee buyer Geoff Watts and president Doug Zell, has become a leading supporter and buyer of Cup of Excellence coffees. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy their fruit tarts light on sugar.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005