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Durango Coffee Company

Colombia La Esperanza Natural XO

Location: Durango, Colorado

Origin: Valle de Cauca, Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $19.95/8 ounces

Review Date: October 2019

Agtron: 50/64

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly sweet, fruit-centered. Dried strawberry, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, fresh-cut fir, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried strawberry and fresh-cut fir with crisp chocolate undertones.

Notes:

Produced at Potosí Farm by Luis and Rigoberto Herrera entirely from the San Juan variety of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. 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 clean natural-processed Colombia cup from an unusual variety of Arabica — fruit-driven and chocolaty.

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