Colombia La Carol
|Roaster Location:||Spring Grove, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Pitalito growing region, Huila State, Colombia|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: Intense aroma: cedar, caramel, and a hint of fruit that reads as semi-sweet chocolate. Round and full in the cup, with the pungent, cedar-toned chocolate complicated by a shimmer of orange citrus. The pleasingly pungent cedar tones turn a bit heavy and astringent in the finish.
Notes: A prize winner in one of the two regional 2005 Colombia Cup of Excellence competitions, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed sixth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of just under 89 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the more traditional Caturra variety and the newer Colombia varieties of arabica on the La Carol farm of Luis Carlos Torres Casanova. Coffee Masters is a leading, quality-oriented wholesale roaster founded in 1985. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy mulled wine and similar hearty ideas.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005