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Durango Coffee Company

Colombia Finca Campoalegre

Location: Durango, Colorado

Origin: Pitalito, Huila Department, southern Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Brightly sweet-savory, richly layered. Narcissus, roasted cacao nib, dried apricot, sandalwood, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; deeply sweet structure with savory undertones. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish consolidates to attractive floral and cocoa tones.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 28 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017.  Produced by Ivan Quinayas at Finca Campoalegre from trees of the Caturra and Colombia varieties of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A nuanced, complex Colombia cup that leads with lush floral notes and stone fruit grounded by suggestions of rich cocoa.

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