Var. S795 – Green
India Badra Estates
|Review Date:||January 2001|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2001 tasting report: Indian Coffees