Colombia El Bado
|Roaster Location:||Oakland, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Narino Department, southern Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$12.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2014|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, complete. Roasted cacao nib, orangy citrus, almond butter, honeysuckle, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, juicy acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Cacao and flowers in particular persist in a sweet finish.
Notes: El Bado is a Cup of Excellence record holder of sorts with four consecutive top-twenty placements, a tribute to the efforts of farmer Maria Diaz, who took over operations with the help of her son after her husband passed away. Mr. Espresso is a San Francisco Bay Area wholesale roaster and espresso parts distributer that slow-roasts its coffees using traditional wood-fired roasting machines. Visit www.mrespresso.com or call 510-287-5200 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Fine balance in a roundly tart but very sweet profile.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2014 tasting report: Colombia on the Rebound