Fratello Coffee Roasters

Bolivian Cafe Central COE

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Origin: La Paz Department, Bolivia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.99/8 oz.

Review Date: June 2010

Agtron: 54/62

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deep, sweet, fruit- and chocolate-toned aroma. In the cup silky mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a complex range of flavors that hint at citrus, blackberry, nut, molasses and more chocolate. The flavors simplify somewhat in finish, but remain sweet-toned.


Prize winner in the 2009 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed sixth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 90.71 from an international jury. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit www.fratellocoffee.com or call 800-944-2545 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An aromatically complex, award-winning coffee.

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

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