Cupping some Terroir
Posted on September 18, 2006 by Chris Owens
Just before the tornado that is the New York Times hit, I met up with Jaime during his quick visit to NYC. We talked coffee for a good hour. Maybe more. Which I was very happy to do.
To get right to the point, Jaime brought me a gift of a couple of Terroir coffees for me to cup.
A couple of days later, Mike and I cupped the Yirgacheffe.
Dry aroma: Black tea and peppercorns
Wet aroma: Black tea all the way
Taste: Darjeeling Tea and a soft lemon like citrus.
And when I say tea, that does not mean “Oh, yeah, I guess I can see tea in there.” No, no, this tastes exactly like tea. Oh, and I think it is an amazing coffee by the way.
Mike’s cupping notes: “OH – and tea too”