Semi-Washed – Green
|Review Date:||February 1998|
Blind Assessment: Virtually everyone had something positive to say about the aroma of this delicate, semi-dry-processed coffee: caramelly, vanilla-like, nutty. However, the comments dwindled thereafter, which supports my assessment: lively, complex nose, but no development. Solid consensus on body (medium) and acidity (soft as usual). Only two hints of fault: one cupper, who otherwise liked the coffee, found the aftertaste slightly medicinal. I thought I detected a slight grassiness in both aroma and aftertaste.
Notes: The aroma is delicate, caramelly, vanilla-like and nutty. However, no development in the cup, medium body, soft acidity. G270 Processed by the semi-dry method (the outer skin of the coffee fruit and most of the pulp is removed mechanically from the beans or seeds before they are dried).
Who Should Drink It : Medium body, soft acidity, lively nose, almost no faults but (same story) not much power either.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1998 tasting report: Brazils