Colombia La Esperanza by Stumptown Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Colombia La Esperanza

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2007
Origin: Huila Department, Colombia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Deep, lush aroma: cherry, semi-sweet chocolate, flowers. In the cup smooth acidity, supple mouthfeel, sweet- and low-toned fruit and floral character suggesting semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, pipe tobacco. Simplifies a bit in the finish, particularly as the cup cools.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Colombia First Harvest Cup of Excellence ( competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.5 from an international jury. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them custom brewed by the cup in its Portland caf?s. Under the youthful and enthusiastic leadership of Duane Sorenson, Stumptown has become a leading buyer and supporter of competition-winning coffees. Visit or call 503-230-7797 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of quiet intrigue.


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