Sightglass Coffee

Colombia Finca Monte Verde, Gildardo Gutierrez

Location: San Francisco, California

Origin: Herrera, Tolima Department, west-central Colombia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2014

Agtron: 58/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

This deeply nuanced coffee requires patience to fully engage its originality and distinction. Sweet-savory in structure with honey, lilac, roasted cacao nib and ripe peach in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; an almost honeyish viscosity in the mouthfeel. Lilac, honey and cacao nib in particular carry into a long, flavor-saturated finish.


This exceptional coffee is only available in-store at Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco. Produced by farmer Gildardo Gutierrez, who was gifted the farm by his father as a wedding present. Sightglass Coffee is a small-batch sibling-owned coffee company with two roasteries located in San Francisco. Sightglass works tirelessly at its craft to perfect and deliver excellence in coffee. Visit www.sightglass.com or call 415-861-1313 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A contemplative coffee with a savory-sweet complexity that rewards attentiveness.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2014 tasting report: Colombia on the Rebound

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