Colombia Pitalito Estate by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Colombia Pitalito Estate

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2006
Origin: San Augustin growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A classically lyric coffee. The aroma is intense and enveloping, with spicy ripe tomato, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and banana-like fruit notes. The ripe tomato and dark chocolate notes carry into a cup shimmering with sweet, wine-toned acidity and the unusual banana-like fruit notes, which even seem reflected in the pleasant viscosity of the mouthfeel.

Notes: Pitalito comes from a highly respected growing area east of the Andes in the southern Colombian Department of Huila. The term "Estate" may be a bit of a misnomer, as it appears that this coffee comes from a community of small-holding growers, growers who have benefited from a long-term, supportive relationship with The Roasterie. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Voluptuous coffee traditionalists.


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