Colombia Cup of Excellence Lot #8 Hato Viejo by Torreo Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Torreo Coffee Roasters

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Colombia Cup of Excellence Lot #8 Hato Viejo

Roast: Light Review Date: February 2007
Origin: Narino Department, southern Colombia Price: $16.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned aroma with orange and pipe-tobacco notes. In the cup rich, wine-like acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, and a delicate yet rich structure with continued orange and fresh pipe-tobacco notes. Rich, long, sweet finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 Colombia Second Harvest Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eighth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 88.65 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the caturra variety at an impressive elevation of approximately 6,000 feet by farmer Alvaro Flavio Ortega. Torreo Coffee Roasters is a Philadelphia-based small-batch artisan roasting company specializing in high-end coffees brought to light to medium roast levels designed to foreground the character of the green coffees. Visit or call 888-286-7736 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer clarity to complexity.


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