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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Colombia La Guamera

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Caldas Department, Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 54/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

High-toned, complex, richly sweet. Nougat, strawberry guava, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, myrrh in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Strawberry guava, crisply sweet-tart, carries the short finish; richly drying roasted cacao nib with hints of honeysuckle resonante in the long.

Notes:

Produced at La Meseta-Guamera farm from trees of the Caturra and Colombia varieties of Arabica. This is an unusual dry-processed or “natural” Colombia, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or “washed” coffees that make up almost all Colombian coffee production. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A surprising Colombia cup, unconventional in regard to processing method (dried-in-the-fruit full natural), which contributes to a fruit-forward, yet cohesively balanced, profile.

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