Topeca Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Coffee Origin:||Pitalito growing region, Huila Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$16.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2022|
Blind Assessment: Bright but balanced; cleanly classic washed profile. Distinct apricot, tangerine, cedar, caramel, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright in structure with smooth but decisive acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Apricot dominates in a sweetly rich, very long finish.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from several varieties of Arabica, including the admired Pink Bourbon. Processed at the Pitalito Washing Station by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit www.topecacoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic cup in the Latin American, particularly Colombian, tradition: brightly tart but roundly sweet with notes of stone fruit and soft citrus.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2022 tasting report: Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional