Yauco Selecto Puerto Rico
|Roaster Location:||Waconia, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Yauco growing region, central Puerto Rico.|
|Review Date:||July 2007|
Blind Assessment: Opens well: Very sweet-toned, deep aroma with a hint of mustiness that merely complicates a tight-knit, delicate complexity: cedar, semi-sweet chocolate, dry berry, orange. In the cup remains sweet, but the musty character dominates, narrowing the aromatics toward a sort of rough, cedary chocolate. Rather tight, salty finish.
Notes: The Yauco district of Puerto Rico is one of the island's oldest and most respected growing regions. SpecialtyJava.com is an Internet retailer and wholesaler of fine coffee that emphasizes quality and freshness, the latter with the motto "Age wine not coffee." Visit www.specialtyjava.com or call 888-586-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy traditional Sumatras may appreciate this coffee's juxtaposition of sweetness and rough mustiness.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2007 tasting report: Caribbean Coffees 2007: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic