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Espresso Republic

Static Rio Negro Colombia

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Iquira, Huila Department, Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate; crisply sweet-savory. Lemon blossom, roasted cacao nib, pink peppercorn, fresh fennel, plum in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet-tart acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned citrus notes in the short with suggestions of fresh fennel in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the Bourbon, Caturra and Typica varieties of Arabica by multiple family farmers in the remote village of Rio Negro. 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. Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A sweetly herbaceous, crisp, cocoa-toned Colombia cup.