|Roaster Location:||Ithaca, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara, Honduras.|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2011|
Blind Assessment: Pungent, sweetly tart: Cranberry, honey and nectarine-like stonefruit in an intense aroma rounded by a cocoaish dark chocolate in the cup. Rich, fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit and cocoa in particular carry into a slightly dry finish.
Notes: This coffee is made up entirely of the Pacas variety of Arabica coffee, a compact-growing mutant of Bourbon first found in El Salvador. Las Peñitas is a farm with a tradition of award-winning coffees; the Benítez family won first place in the 2005 and 2010 Honduras Cup of Excellence competitions, the most respected competition for green coffees from a given country of origin. Gimme! Coffee is a small-batch roaster with four espresso bars and an irreverent but passionate vision of coffee. Visit www.gimmecoffee.com or call 877-446-6325 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy crisp, fruit-toned white wines. Displays a hint of the elegantly dry, pungent fruit sensation associated with the Bourbon variety from which Pacas mutated.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2011 tasting report: Single-Variety Coffees: Aficionado Fun