Fratello Coffee Roasters
Bolivian Cafe Central COE
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||La Paz Department, Bolivia|
|Est. Price:||$15.99/8 oz.|
|Review Date:||June 2010|
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.
Notes: 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
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