Coffee Review - Colombia Finca Buenavista by CafeTaster
  • CafeTaster

    I-Lan City, Taiwan
  • Colombia Finca Buenavista

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2012
Origin: San Agustin growing region, Colombia. Price: NT $1200/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Deep, rich, chocolaty. The chocolate is nut-toned and fudge-like and complicated by raspberry-like fruit, night flowers and a hint of pungent cedar. Gentle, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades slightly in the finish, but remains sweet and chocolate-toned with perhaps a deepening hint of savory.

Notes: Farmer Carlos Imbachi’s Finca Buenavista won first place in the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Coffee of the Year competition in both 2009 and 2010. CaféTaster is an aficionado nano-roaster of the style increasingly characteristic of East Asia countries like Taiwan and Korea, roasting very high-end coffees in very small volumes for a tiny clientele of passionate coffee enthusiasts, in the process selling coffee education as much as coffee itself. Email roaster Jerry Huang at for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the chocolate sensation at play in a complex matrix of fruit and floral nuance.


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