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PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Café Granja La Esperanza Sudan Rume Natural

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $37.50/8 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 51/69

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Shifting, original, startling in its giddy intricacy. Winey pine (think retsina wine), cocoa powder, green apple, Concord grape, ginger blossom, much more in aroma and cup. Sweetly and delicately pungent in structure. Lightly syrupy and almost effervescently buoyant in mouthfeel. The winey pine character and a floral sweetness carry persuasively into a crisp finish.

Notes:

Comprised entirely of beans from the rare Sudan Rume, a presumably very old variety of Arabica originally selected from wild trees growing on the Boma Plateau of Sudan, close to the border with Ethiopia. Processed by the dried-in-the-fruit or natural method. Produced by Rigoberto Herrera at Granja La Esperanza in Colombia, an innovative producer that specializes in impressive and innovative work with unusual cultivars of Arabica. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-JAVA for more information.

The Bottom Line: A shape-shifter of a coffee: brilliant, original, absorbing.

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