COFFEE GROWN IN MAINLAND U.S. DOES NOT TASTE AWFUL
Well, they said it couldn't be done. I was quite skeptical. But Kenneth Davids of CoffeeReview.com, that illustrious organ, has rated Good Land Organic's California-grown Caturra sample 91 points. That's high. I can't even believe it. It's grown in Goleta, which is near Santa Barbara, and costs $27 for five ounces, or $86.40 per pound. (NOT THAT I AM BRAGGING, but yes, our Espresso Strata did get a 92 from the same guy and costs $11.25 for 12 ounces. but no, that's not the point of this post. No.)
The thing is, not only have they grown coffee in America, but it's good. Experts said we didn't have the climate or altitude. We are living in strange times.
Read the review here.
And here's a picture of some baby California Caturras that I saw back in April at the SCAA show in Seattle.