Bolivia Chicaloma Cup of Excellence 2007 Organic by Olympia Coffee Roasting Review |
  • Olympia Coffee Roasting

    Olympia, Washington
  • Bolivia Chicaloma Cup of Excellence 2007 Organic

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2008
Origin: Sud-Yungas region, Bolivia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Mouthfeel and presence trumped aromatics. Both co-taster Heather Perry (87) and Ken (87) admired smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel in the small cup and solid balance in milk. Aromatics were relatively subdued and simple, however: "spicy" with "light lemon undertones" for Heather, "smoky chocolate" with floral hints for Ken (87).

Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed twelfth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86.3 from an international jury. Organically grown on the tiny farm of Martin Huanca Flores. Olympia Coffee Roasters is a small-batch wholesale and one-location-retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to quality. Visit or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A syrupy and quietly malty straight shot with good presence in milk.


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