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Barefoot Coffee Roasters

Bolivia Flor Rosa COE 29

Location: Santa Clara, California

Origin: Caranavi growing region, Bolivia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $24.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2010

Agtron: 48/64

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

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

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