|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||February 2006|
Blind Assessment: A classic but quiet, rather lazy cup. Caramelly, richly roasty aroma with ripe tomato, cedar and sweet orange complications. Similarly quiet in the cup, with a hint of chocolate joining the tomato, orange and cedar notes. Simple but rich finish.
Notes: Purchased whole bean in a valve-bag at a Safeway supermarket. The coffee in this Starbucks supermarket-issue Colombia is a standard Excelso grade, but brought to a darker roast than the competing 100% Colombian coffees sold on adjoining supermarket shelves. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Supermarket cruisers looking for convenience and a decent, roast-rounded breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2006 tasting report: Colombia Runs the Table: Twelve at Ninety