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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

Bolivia Cafe Alan COE

Location: Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada

Origin: La Paz Department, Bolivia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $21.00/8 oz.

Review Date: June 2010

Agtron: 51/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

A deep-toned, rich coffee with round, opulent acidity and a full, syrupy mouthfeel. Tartly cherryish chocolate with hints of nut, aromatic wood, flowers and leather in both aroma and cup. The richness theme extends to the finish, though the flavor notes fade rather quickly.

Notes:

Prize winner in the 2009 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fifth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 90.90 from an international jury. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit www.49thparallelroasters.com or call 877-773-4900 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Should be particularly attractive in the afternoon or after dinner, but its depth and richness should please at any time of the day.


This review originally appeared in the June, 2010 tasting report: Along the Andes: Coffees of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru

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