Finca Specialty Coffee
|Roaster Location:||New Delhi, India|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern India|
|Review Date:||July 2004|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is sweetly and gently pungent with spice and dried apricot. In the cup very sweet, smooth in mouthfeel, with a quietly complex, raisin-toned fruit that manages to suggest a sort of wine-toned chocolate.
Notes: A blend of Indian coffees that appears to include both conventional wet-processed Indian Arabicas as well as Monsooned Malabar, a fruity dry-processed coffee from India that is exposed to moisture-laden monsoon winds for three months after drying and processing but before shipping. Monsooning turns the beans puffily yellow, reduces the dry, acidy sensation, increases body, and can add an earthy mildewed flavor to the fruity character of the original beans. Finca Specialty Coffee is one of a new crop of Indian specialty coffee roasters seeking to capitalize on the rapidly growing market for high-end coffee in India. Email [email protected] for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those interested in a somewhat tamer, more delicate version of the wild and unorthodox Monsooned profile.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2004 tasting report: Daddy's Socks or Fancy Cheese: Monsooned Coffees and the Perils of Evaluation