Our coveted Hacienda La Esmeralda Special – Mario Carnaval has again proven itself as one of the best coffees in the world! In this month’s Coffee Review article about coffees from Panama, Mario Carnaval obliterated the competition. It received a 96, a score 2 points higher than any other coffee in the review and 3 points higher than any of the 4 other Esmeraldas that were reviewed! This coffee is very limited in supply, so purchase yours here before we run out! We chose not to send in our Hacienda La Esmeralda Special – Mario Pascua, but on the cupping table it scores only 3 or 4 points lower than the Mario Carnaval. Try out Mario Pascua here! Here is Coffee Review’s assessment of Hacienda La Esmeralda Special – Mario Carnaval:
Blind Assessment: Delicately rich, balanced but gracefully intense coffee. High-toned aroma with flowers, nut and a hint of pungent cedar. Richly tart, opulent acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor is dominated by voluptuous notes of night flowers, orange, tart cherry, nut, all of which coast into a long, deep, clean finish.
Who should drink it: Those who appreciate “a particularly complete version of one of the world’s greatest coffees.”