Roastmaster’s Reserve Volcan Tacana
|Chiapas State, Mexico
Orange, raisiny chocolate, and pungent herbal notes in the aroma. Delicate in the cup, with continued orange-chocolate and pungent herb notes. Slightly bitter in the short finish, but smoothes out and sweetens nicely in the long.
This coffee, from Finca Muxbal, a farm in Chiapas, Mexico, is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Caribou Coffee is a retail roasting chain based in the upper Middle West whose rather irreverent motto "Life is short. Stay awake for it" belies a serious approach to coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It
It may not be too much of a stretch to associate the citrus chocolate and pungent herb character of this Mexican coffee with the pleasures of Mexican drinking chocolate.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2006 tasting report: Now or Never: Special Reserve Coffees