Mario Valiente is a long time direct trade partner with West Oak. Also lovingly called by the nickname “Don Cigarrillo”, the Lord Cigarette and West Oak Coffee share a similar approach to life and career: we take work seriously, but don’t take ourselves seriously. At sundown, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you worked hard–put forth the best fruit you had to offer. If you can say that, having a good time comes easy because there’s no greater critic than ourselves!
This our 4th year with the Valientes. Blindly tasting, we have not failed to bring the natural Pacamara into our warehouse three years running, making it the crown of the Valiente offerings, as yearly quality and consistency are difficult with so many factors involved. Dried on raised beds for even drying with meticulous care boosts clarity in the cup. Don Cigarrillo: Natural Pacamara is both clean and sweet to a high degree–the goal of every farmer.
Cup score: 86
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