Pride of the Andes
|Roaster Location:||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Review Date:||June 2001|
Blind Assessment: The rich, grapey, slightly fermented fruit taste Guatemalans call avinatado or winyness dominates the profile of this medium-dark-roasted blend, together with the intensely and fleetingly sweet innuendoes we associate with dusk flowers like jasmine or honeysuckle. The finish is sweet, almost juicy.
Notes: A decadent breakfast blend with a sweet, almost juicy finish. Over the past three decades Neighbors Coffee evolved from office coffee service to major regional wholesale specialty roaster offering an impressive range of single-origin and blended coffees.
Who Should Drink It: Neither Oklahoma City nor the Andes suggest sophisticated decadence, but this is most definitely a decadent 's breakfast blend, sweet and giddy with fermented fruit and lush floral tones. Not a purist 's coffee, but an intriguing one.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2001 tasting report: Premium Coffee Blends