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JBC Coffee Roasters

Gaitania Colombia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Gaitania, Tolima Department, west-central Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2018

Agtron: 58/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Big, round, deeply resonant, layered. Fresh-cut cedar, baker’s chocolate, autumn squash, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, low-toned in structure; full, syrupy in mouthfeel. In the finish most flavor details fade, but a powerful, chocolate-complicated sweetness rings on.

Notes:

Organic and fair trade certified. Produced by members of the the ASCI’SP cooperative from mixed varieties of Arabica, and processed by the conventional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Big-bodied, roundly powerful coffee expression, equally nuanced with cedar, dry chocolate and herb hints. Fair trade and organic.

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