|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Pitalito Municipality, Huila Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$19.50/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2022|
Blind Assessment: Elegant, delicate, rich-toned. Mango, cocoa nib, marjoram, lavender, cane sugar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. The pretty finish leads with lavender and cocoa nib.
Notes: Produced by José Hernán Salazar Benavides and Marina Elina Ansasoy of Finca La Guaca entirely of the Ají (an Ethiopian landrace) variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern California and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A focused but lush cup from trees of a rare indigenous Ethiopian landrace variety grown in Colombia called Aji — tropical-leaning with a cocoa backbone.