Colombia Los Lirios Cup of Excellence by Batdorf & Bronson Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2006
Origin: Tolima Department, Colombia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Fine aroma: high-toned, elegant, combining suggestions of flowers, lemon, cedar and peach in a single suave, tight-knit aromatic gesture. In the cup delicately rich, light-bodied but not lean, gently acidy. The peach-floral-lemon gesture deepens and leans toward chocolate. Only the finish is disappointing: short and slightly but distractingly astringent.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Colombia Second Harvest Cup of Excellence ( competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed 29th out of hundreds of entries. Offered by Batdorf & Bronson as a selection in its Latitudes Limited Edition Coffees. Batdorf is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who find no problem combining the suave and the edgy.


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