|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||November 2004|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is low-toned but resonant with leather and fruit-toned chocolate. The acidity is rich and smoothly integrated, the mouthfeel round and supple. The chocolate declaration in the aroma is even more pronounced in the cup, but fruitier, more opulent.
Notes: A blend of prize-winning coffees from the 2004 Cup of Excellence competitions held in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. 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 info.
Who Should Drink It: A soft but rich coffee for those who value completeness over drama.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2004 tasting report: Raising Coffee Consciousness: The Cup of Excellence and Green Coffee Competitions