|San Dimas, California
|Huila Department, southern Colombia.
Quietly intense aroma, cedar and distinct butterscotch notes. Plushly heavy body in the sweet, deep-toned cup, with almost port-like red wine tones and rich hints of semi-sweet chocolate and roses anchored on a flinty, almost mineral-like base.
Growing areas east of the Andes in the southern Colombia Department of Huila are particularly admired for their fine coffees. Supremo is the highest grade of Colombia coffee based on fewest physical imperfections and largest bean size. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 United States Barista Championship brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Coffee drinkers like me: I am a particular admirer of this lushly complex, big-bodied style of Colombia.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2007 tasting report: Cupping the Andes: Southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru