Oak & Bond Coffee Company
Colombia Exótico De Altura
|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Giraldo, Antioquia, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2022|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, chocolaty, balanced. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, blackberry, yuzu, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; plush, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Particularly rich, complex finish, chocolaty and long.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers organized around Grupo Giraldo Exótico de Altura, a producer association with 81 members who live in the communities of Sierra, Sierrita y Cuajarón, from trees of the Colombia, Caturra and Castillo varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Oak & Bond is a specialty retail and wholesale coffee roaster based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s name combines “oak,” a reference to its first coffee, a barrel-aged release, and “bond,” referring to the founders’ happy marriage. For more information, visit www.oakandbondcoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A multi-layered washed Colombia cup with leading notes of dark chocolate and blackberry — intensely aromatic, balanced, deep.