Lexington Coffee Roasters

Aponte Colombia

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Narino Department, southern Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly pungent. Apple-brandy reduction, hazelnut, lime zest, freesia and fir in aroma and cup. Low-toned, savory-edged structure with gently tart acidity; smooth, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Quietly rich-toned finish, with a hint of tart apple in the long.


Until 2015, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros, the governing body of Colombian Coffee, only allowed exports of washed coffees. This coffee is processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.


The Bottom Line: An attractive composite of tart and savory elements and an exciting coffee, given the historic limitations on processing in Colombia.

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