Coffee Review - Maria Lucia Tunja Monserrate by Coava Coffee
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Maria Lucia Tunja Monserrate

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Huila Department, Colombia Price: $10.50/250 grams (8.8 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Deep, pungent cup. Spicy, peach-toned fruit, dark chocolate, tart cherry with a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Low-toned but rich acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, almost sugary finish.

Notes: A prize winner in an annual competition that is open to coffee producers in the Monserrate community. This one-bag lot was awarded sixth place by the judges of the competition. In a community of over forty-two family farms, Monserrate coffee producers organized several years ago into the Associative Group of Producers of the New Millennium and have been expanding their numbers since. Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The rich, deep mode of classic Colombia.


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