Manzanita Roasting Company

Colombia David Gomez 100% Caturra

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Huila Department, southern Colombia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2018

Agtron: 63/85

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Dried papaya, caramel, tangerine zest, pink-peppercorn, vanilla in aroma and cup. High-toned, sweetly tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; lean, though satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant, richly drying finish is laden with sweet notes of caramel and papaya in the short, turning more savory-leaning in the long, with hints of pink peppercorn wrapped in vanilla.


Produced by David Gomez of of El Balso Farm entirely from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica. Like almost all Colombia coffees, this coffee is wet-processed or “washed,” meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Huila is one of Colombia’s most respected coffee-growing regions. Husband and wife team Samantha and Weston Nawrocki founded Manzanita Roasting on their family’s 127-year-old winery in San Diego. Committed to quality direct-trade sourcing and skillful roasting, they are happy to be a part of what they call San Diego’s new “coffee frontier.” Visit www.manzanitaroasting.com for more information.


The Bottom Line: Engaging Colombia cup with impressively juicy, bright acidity and zesty, spice-toned aromatics.

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