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Terroir Coffee

Colombia El Roble Single Origin Espresso

Location: Acton, Massachusetts

Origin: Santander Department, Colombia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2012

Agtron: 48/59

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 10

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, sweetly gentle, suave. Honey, orange, grapefruity citrus, fresh-cut fir in the aroma. Light, silky mouthfeel. Turns chocolaty and more distinctly citrusy in the light-bodied, silky cup. Superb flavor-saturated, sweetly clean finish. In two parts milk the chocolate is nuanced by ripe citrus and a deeper, apricot-toned fruit.

Notes:

This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. El Roble is a 740-acre farm situated on a small plateau called Mesa de los Santos located in the northern Colombian department of Santander, close to the border with Venezuela. Terroir is a microroaster focusing on elite single-origin coffees. It was a pioneer in the revival of medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world’s leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Elegant single-origin espresso as impressive in short milk as it is as a straight shot.

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