Bolivia Eusebio Marca
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Rosario Entre Rios growing region, Bolivia|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: A quiet but deeply rich coffee. Fresh-cut cedar and semi-sweet chocolate carry from the husky aroma through pungently sweet cup to an impressively long, resonant finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2004 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 89-plus from an international jury. Produced from trees of the heirloom Typica variety of arabica by farmer Eusebio Marca Cruz. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A distinguished competition coffee that should please those who prefer the deep and hearty to the high-toned and delicate.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005