|Roaster Location:||Santa Clara, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Caranavi growing region, Bolivia.|
|Est. Price:||$24.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2010|
Blind Assessment: Both co-cupper Wendy De Jong (89) and Ken (90) found pleasingly and sweetly tart notes (coffee cherry for Wendy, ripe lemon for Ken) complemented by apricot-like stone fruit and a rounding milk chocolate in aroma and cup. Both cuppers were impressed by a “lightly syrupy” (Ken) mouthfeel and a sweet, cocoa-toned finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2009 Bolivia Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed twenty-ninth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 84.33 from an international jury. Barefoot Coffee Roasters is an award-winning small-batch roasting company that claims to be "Making sweet coffee love… in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com or call 408-293-7200 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: With its acidity perhaps muted by the months since the 2009 harvest but its subtly balanced citrus-through-chocolate character intact, a good choice for those who enjoy a complex, softly bright breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2010 tasting report: Prize-Winning Coffees from Latin America