Var. S795 – Green
India Badra Estates
|Review Date:||January 2001|
Blind Assessment: A light, bright, fragrantly smooth cup. When hot alive with shimmers of citrus, spice, and nut tones. As the cup cools, however, a disturbing vegetative undertone surfaces: "grassy," "dried peas," "sour," panelists complained. A potentially superb coffee, an India version of the great, brightly nuanced coffees like Guatemala Antigua and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, but flawed by either processing/storage errors or too much unripe fruit.
Notes: A traditionally wet-processed or "washed" coffee grown under shade at elevations of over 4,000 feet. From trees of the contemporary hybrid variety S795.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2001 tasting report: Indian Coffees