Natural – Green
|Review Date:||February 1998|
Blind Assessment: Although this dry-processed coffee scored roughly the same as the three preceding samples, reviewers' comments seemed to indicate a coffee with more character and development. No faults or weaknesses were noted, and a tone of quiet respect ran through the few comments on flavor and aftertaste: "smooth - mellow"; "very pleasing." A split vote on body: about half the reviewers who commented found it heavy, and about half thin or light.
Notes: An understated, very pleasing coffee without faults, considered smooth and mellow. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Processed by the "natural" or dry method (the coffee beans or seeds are dried with the fruit still wrapped around them).
Who Should Drink It: Understated virtues without faults.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1998 tasting report: Brazils