Coffee Review-Colombia La Coqueta by Cafe Grumpy
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2012
Origin: Tolima, Colombia. Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Subtle, deep aromatics: black tea, boysenberry, cedar. Rich, slightly tart, acidity. Silky mouthfeel. The aromatics blossom in a refreshing and balanced cup with rounding and deepening suggestions of nectarine and apricot and a hint of flowers. A cocoa-like note emerges in the finish.

Notes: Grown and processed by Jose Ider Zapata on his three-hectare farm La Coqueta. This sample consists of coffees from trees of the Caturra and Bourbon varieties. 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 its own roasting facility. Visit or call 718-349-7623 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Both strong-structured and aromatically subtle, with juicy hints of East Africa.


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