Origin Coffee Roasters
Colombia La Guamera Honey
|Roaster Location:||Kihei, Maui, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Caldas Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2019|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, high-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry, cocoa powder, honeysuckle, cedar, cashew butter in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to cocoa and honeysuckle with a throughline of rich, cedar-like aromatic wood.
Notes: Produced by the Muñoz family at La Meseta-Guamera farm from trees of the Caturra, Castillo and Colombia varieties of Arabica. This is a honey-processed coffee, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Founded by roaster Heather Brisson-Lutz in 2018, Origin Coffee Roasters highlights the origin of each carefully selected coffee with a roast profile that supports the specific characteristics of the green bean. Visit www.origincoffeemaui.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply sweet, subtly fruit-toned cup processed by the honey method, unusual for coffees from Colombia.