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Espresso Republic

Static Rio Negro Huila Supremo

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Huila Department, southern Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate yet deep; sweetly spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, cinnamon, black cherry, narcissus-like flowers, caraway seed in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet in structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around spice-framed wood and rich black cherry suggestions.

Notes:

Like almost all Colombia coffees, this coffee is wet-processed or “washed,” meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Huila is one of Colombia’s most respected coffee-growing regions. 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 big-bodied Colombia that leads unapologetically and impressively with sweet-toned spice notes.