La Lucie Estate
Zimbabwe – Green
|Coffee Origin:||La Lucie Estate, Zimbabwe|
|Review Date:||March 1999|
Blind Assessment: Ambivalence. Most panelists noted a pleasantly fruity, floral sweetness, particularly in the nose, but as the coffee cooled an underlying baggy flatness emerged to drown out the pleasant memories. "This coffee is like a bitter wind," wrote one. "Cools to grassy flavors." Two panelists complained that the roast was too light to do justice to the coffee. Perhaps that accounts for the grassy notes, but I don't think that the overall flatness can be attributed to roast.
Notes: Though not as admired as the best Kenyas in the March 1999 cupping, this African estate coffee displays a pleasantly fruity, floral sweetness, particularly in the nose. This coffee was reviewed as a green coffee, and is offered by this roaster. Family-owned estate and mill established in 1970 in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, near Mozambique. This coffee was reviewed as a green coffee, and is offered by this roaster.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1999 tasting report: Kenyas and Other East Africas