Special Reserve – Green
La Victoria Estate
|Review Date:||April 2001|
Blind Assessment: This deeply dimensioned coffee rewarded patience. My initial score was the same as the jury 's, but as the cup cooled I found myself adding points as a slight bitterness dropped away and a seductive fruit- and floral-toned sweetness prevailed.
Notes: This deeply dimensioned coffee improved as it cooled. A slight bitterness dropped away and a seductive fruit- and floral-toned sweetness prevailed. This 25-bag lot was produced at around 4,600 feet (1,400 meters), primarily from trees of the catuai variety. The fruit pulp was removed from the beans mechanically rather than by the traditional ferment and washed method at the Café Ruiz mill.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2001 tasting report: The 2001 Panama Cupping Event