June 21 cup of excellence tasting notes

by | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 |

They were all from El Salvador. Oh, El Salvador…#1 Apaneca Ilamatepec Suiza: Sweet tobacco, tart dried fruit and rich earth.#2 Apaneca Ilamatepec El Ausol: Lots of high notes - very tart and sweet with a bit of creamy earth.#3 Alotepec Metapan La Matanita: Tart, nearly shrill approach leading into...

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Notes from the June 14th cupping

by | Thursday, June 17, 2010 |

We tasted the Atlas Importers coffees again. These were the same coffees as last week with the same roast dates, and another week’s aging. Looking over the two sets of notes, it seems that the week’s age made a big difference to me in most cases.FTO Cascadia Blend (decaf): Creamy,...

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Notes from the Atlas Importers tasting

by | Wednesday, June 9, 2010 |

We tasted some great single origin coffees from Atlas Importers, which were surprising and delicious:FTO Cascadia Blend (decaf): Mellow. Nutty, creamy earth.Guatemala San Pedro La Laguna: Smooth & sweet. Lemon candy, nuts & baking spice.Costa Rica Santa Elena Miel: Tangy &...

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