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Intelligentsia Coffee

Honduras El Puente

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: La Paz Department, Honduras

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: October 2005

Agtron: 50/64

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 8

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

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