Peaberry – Green
|Review Date:||July 1998|
Blind Assessment: Comments on this coffee focused almost exclusively on the issue of roast: This particular sample was roasted considerably darker than the other samples in the cupping. This dark style, atypical for cupping purposes, was deliberate: The very experienced Coffee Review roaster concluded that this coffee came across best at a darker roast. However, six of eight panelists complained that the roast was too dark to permit fair evaluation. For this reason we are not publishing a rating for this coffee. The sample certainly was clean and free of defect. Whether it manifested enough power to stand up to a darker roast is another question.
Notes: This coffee was not rated due to a debate over the darker roast used for the cupping of this coffee. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Yauco Selecto is an estate coffee that has led a revival of the Puerto-Rican fine coffee industry. Peaberries are single, rounded beans that sometimes grow inside the coffee fruit in place of the usual two beans nestled together. Typically peaberries are
This review originally appeared in the July, 1998 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees