JBC Coffee Roasters

ASOPEP Colombia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Planadas, Tolima Department, Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Cocoa-toned, deeply sweet-savory. Dark chocolate, mulberry, dried mushroom, lily- and rhododendron-like floral notes in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with round, gentle acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of dark chocolate and vanilla-like florals with an umami undercurrent akin to dried mushroom.


This coffee is certified organically grown and certified fair trade, the latter meaning it was purchased at no less than a minimum price determined by the certifying agency to be economically sustainable for farmers. Produced by the Asociación de Productores Ecológicos de Planadas (ASOPEP) and  Asociación de Agricultores y Productores de Café Especial de Montalvo (AGPROCEM) from trees of the Castillo, Caturra, Colombia and Typica varieties of Arabica. It is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.


The Bottom Line: A sweet, chocolaty FTO Colombia cup with umami intrigue.

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