Coffee Review - Ecuador Rosa Abad by Bird Rock Coffee
  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

    La Jolla, California
  • Ecuador Rosa Abad

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Loja Province, Ecuador Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Intense aroma combining notes of peach, flowers and nut. The sweet peach and floral tones soften in the cup, complicated by suggestions of tart lemon and bittersweet chocolate. Citrusy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavors simplify in a walnut-edged finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown by farmer Rosa Abad and a prize winner at Ecuador’s Taza Dorada (Golden Cup) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Intensely aromatic, award-winning coffee.


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