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Café Grumpy

Honduras Fernandez Farm

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Origin: Santa Barbara Department, Honduras.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2010

Agtron: 54/73

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Symphonically fruit-toned and shimmeringly bright. An “underlying crushed grape sweetness” (co-cupper Wendy De Jong, 94) supported an array of lemon and berry suggestions. Ken (94) found deepening hints of fresh-cut fir and dark chocolate as well. Forward but accessible acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly tart finish.

Notes:

Produced by Cesar Agusto Fernández on his namesake farm and a prize winner in the 2010 Honduras Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 89.70 from an international jury. An integral part of New York’s coffee renaissance, Brooklyn-based Café Grumpy opened its first café in 2005 and has since expanded to three locations plus its roasting facility. Visit www.cafegrumpy.com or call 718-349-7623 for more information. Visit www.cafegrumpy.com or call 718-383-0748 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Refreshing, sweetly and impressively complex breakfast cup.


This review originally appeared in the December, 2010 tasting report: Prize-Winning Coffees from Latin America

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