Var. Cauvery – Green
India Mysore Plantation A.
|Review Date:||January 2001|
Blind Assessment: This coffee attracted a split vote; some found it impressive: low key but smooth, cleanly floral and citrusy, discreetly acidy, with a fresh, fruit-toned finish. Others found it complex and interesting, but marred by sour, medicinal tones. Impossible to tell late in the game whether the coffee was inconsistent or we were.
Notes: A wet-processed or "washed" coffee grown under shade at elevations of around 3,800 feet. Produced from trees of the Cauvery hybrid, a variety suspect in some coffee circles owing to a trace of robusta in its heritage. Plantation A is the highest normal grade of wet-processed India coffee based on bean size and absence of visual defects.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2001 tasting report: Indian Coffees