India Pearl Mountain Estate
Washed – Green
I found this coffee pleasantly sweet but flat to a fault. Other panelists complained of a subdued but clear defect, mustiness perhaps. One complainant found this shadow defect ambiguously interesting: "harmonic earthy & aromatic woods?" he asked himself.
A wet-processed or "washed" coffee grown under shade at elevations of between 3,600 and 4,000 feet. Among specialty coffee insiders Pearl Mountain Estate has one of the finest reputations among India coffees regularly imported into the United States.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2001 tasting report: Indian Coffees