Victrola Coffee Roasters

Colombia Huila Monserrate Excelso

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Huila Department, Colombia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: February 2008

Agtron: 51/62

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Flowers run through the profile from aroma through finish, with smoky notes in the aroma, crisp chocolate in the roughly full-bodied cup and again in the rather heavy finish.


Monserrate is produced by a community of 28 families near the town of La Plata in Huila Department. This coffee represents a special project and green coffee brand of Atlas Coffee Importers, Seattle. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Floral top notes float over a succession of rougher, more pungent sensations, making this a coffee for those who enjoy paradox and contradiction.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias

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