|Roaster Location:||Durango, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Tolima Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Bright, citrusy, floral-toned. Pink grapefruit zest, lemon thyme, baking chocolate, date, lilac in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with balanced acidity; very smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Citrusy finish with undertones of baking chocolate.
Notes: Produced by the Bayter family of El Vergel Estate entirely of the Ethiopia-derived Java variety of Arabica, and processed by the carbonic maceration natural method, which involves fermenting whole coffee fruit inside a sealed container that has been flushed with CO2, then drying the coffee still in the whole fruit. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A floral- and citrus-toned Colombia Java cup processed by carbonic maceration. A bargain for an unusually fine coffee produced from an unusual tree variety and processed by an unusual method.