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Reunion Island Coffee

Colombia Las Hermosas

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Southern Tolima Department, south-central Colombia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2015

Agtron: 66/84

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly bright, balanced, classic. Ripe tangerine, apricot, honeysuckle-like flowers, hazelnut, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a gently tart, richly balanced finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #29 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015.  This coffee reflects an ongoing partnership between Reunion Island Coffee and the Las Hermosas Cooperative of small farms in southern Tolima Department of Colombia. Since the project began in 2004, Reunion Island has donated funds improve both the quality of coffee and the standard of living for the cooperative farmers, having supported parabolic drying beds for two hundred farms, a full cupping lab, a complete overhaul of sanitation and water purification systems for seven schools, and multiple computer labs within schools. Various farmers from this cooperative have placed well in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence competition. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit www.reunionislandcoffee.com or call 800-565-5950 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the poised balance and gentle brightness of a pure and classic Colombia.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2015 tasting report: The Everyday Exceptional: Macro-Lots 2015

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