Fazenda Lagoa do Morro
Washed – Green
|Review Date:||February 1998|
Blind Assessment: "Yes! This is a coffee for non-believers. This sample will convert the pagans," wrote one reviewer, apparently a supporter of Brazil coffees. Well, most of the pagans stayed unconverted, still groveling about before their acidy Central-American idols. The usual vanilla and nut tones were noted approvingly in the aroma, the soft sweetness of the acidity observed, but little enthusiasm emerged in the categories of body, flavor or aftertaste. "Not much depth," complained one. "Very uniform throughout the range in all taste aspects," remarked another carefully, "not lacking anything in particular, yet not exceeding in any category either." Three reviewers noted mild faults, two with a forest products theme: "papery; wet cardboard," said one; "woody" complained the other.
Notes: A soft, uniform Brazil, with the usual vanilla and nut tones in the aroma, soft acidity, but little enthusiasm in body, flavor or aftertaste. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. The only coffee in the cupping from the northernmost growing area in Brazil, inland from the port of Salvador in Bahia state. Processed by the wet or washed method.
Who Should Drink It: The Brazilian beat goes on, soft, uniform, but to most of our reviewers' unconverted ears, unremarkable.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1998 tasting report: Brazils