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Olympia Coffee Roasting

Bolivia Mauricio Diez Medina Peaberry

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: La Paz Department, Bolivia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $17.10/12 oz.

Review Date: June 2010

Agtron: 49/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet-toned aroma: pungent, cocoaish, a hint of flowers. In the cup rich, complexly expressed acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep floral tones are supported by a crisp, lemony baker’s chocolate. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

Certified organically grown by Mauricio Diez de Medina at an elevation over 8000 feet above sea level, making it perhaps the highest grown coffee in the world. This particular lot consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and one-location-retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Balanced, complete, big-bodied, subtly exotic. Collectors of coffee experiences may be interested in consuming what is possibly the world's highest grown coffee.


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

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