Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Colombia La Esperanza
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Huila Department, Colombia.|
|Review Date:||October 2007|
Deep, lush aroma: cherry, semi-sweet chocolate, flowers. In the cup smooth acidity, supple mouthfeel, sweet- and low-toned fruit and floral character suggesting semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, pipe tobacco. Simplifies a bit in the finish, particularly as the cup cools.
A prize winner in the 2007 Colombia First Harvest Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.5 from an international jury. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them custom brewed by the cup in its Portland cafes. Under the youthful and enthusiastic leadership of Duane Sorenson, Stumptown has become a leading buyer and supporter of competition-winning coffees. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of quiet intrigue.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2007 tasting report: 2007 Prize-Winning Coffees from Central America and Colombia