Batdorf & Bronson
Colombia Los Lirios Cup of Excellence
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Tolima Department, Colombia|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Fine aroma: high-toned, elegant, combining suggestions of flowers, lemon, cedar and peach in a single suave, tight-knit aromatic gesture. In the cup delicately rich, light-bodied but not lean, gently acidy. The peach-floral-lemon gesture deepens and leans toward chocolate. Only the finish is disappointing: short and slightly but distractingly astringent.
A prize winner in the 2005 Colombia Second Harvest Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed 29th out of hundreds of entries. Offered by Batdorf & Bronson as a selection in its Latitudes Limited Edition Coffees. Batdorf is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who find no problem combining the suave and the edgy.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark