Espresso Review - Colombia El Paraiso Farm by Cafe Grumpy
  • Cafe Grumpy

    Brooklyn, New York
  • Single Origin Espresso Colombia El Paraiso Farm

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Huila Department, Colombia Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Gently tart, lemony, delicate. Co-taster Sean Kohmescher (91) was a bit more lavish in his descriptors than Ken (91): “bright citrus” in the aroma; more sweet citrus, vanilla, hints of flowers and honey in the small cup; vanilla and cranberries in the finish. Ken pretty much left it at lemon and flowers. The lemon dominated in two parts milk, but the milk coaxed out a sweet chocolate to round and support it.

Notes: Grown by Jose Lizardo Rojas on his El Paraiso farm. An integral part of New York’s coffee renaissance, Brooklyn based Café Grumpy opened its first café in 2005 and has since expanded to four locations, including their own roasting facility. Visit or call 718-349-7623 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An espresso for the new breed of straight espresso drinkers who value some of the same lighter-roasted brightness and honeyish complexity they find in drip-style coffees.


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