Colombia La Balvanera by Stumptown Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Colombia La Balvanera

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2006
Origin: Narino Department, southern Colombia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Flowers dominate in the lush, buttery, apple- and cherry-toned aroma. Gently and sweetly acidy in the cup, light-bodied, delicately rich, with more giddy floral notes, a sweet, orangy citrus, and an underlying roundly chocolaty fruit. Richly delicate finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Colombia Second Harvest Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 92.58 from an international jury. The winning 15-bag lot was produced by farmer Jose Yepes. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafes. Under the youthful and enthusiastic leadership of Duane Sorenson, Stumptown has become a leading buyer and supporter of Cup of Excellence coffees. Visit or call 503-2320-7797 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy light-bodied, floral white wines.


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