Colombia La Gallera Estate
|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Tolima Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||NT $620/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2021|
Blind Assessment: Gently bright, richly floral. Raspberry, dark chocolate, macadamia nut, star jasmine, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with straightforward acidity; plush, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Quietly juicy, round finish with notes of raspberry and dark chocolate.
Notes: Produced by Jose Juaquin of La Gallera Estate from trees of the admired Bourbon and Sidra varieties of Arabica and processed by the honey method, in which some fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Evie’s Café, based in Chia-Yi Taiwan, specializes in fine roasted coffees as well as pour-overs and cold-brews. Visit https://m.facebook.com/eviescafe88/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A honey-processed Colombia with the vibrant sweetness and elegant balance we might expect from a coffee composed of the distinguished Sidra and Bourbon varieties.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2021 tasting report: Colombia Coffee 2021: Best of Both Worlds or Identity Crisis?