|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huila Department, Colombia.|
|Review Date:||February 2008|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet-toned aroma: orange, cocoa, butterscotch. In the cup big, simple, authoritative but ingratiating, with round, ringing acidity and the pure expression of coffee fruit, a tart cherry sensation. Clean, deep, cherryish finish.
Notes: From the farm of Humberto Gonzales and part of the Las Mingas project, a green coffee quality competition in southern Colombia supported by several leading small North-American roasting companies. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area featuring small lots of exceptional coffees and whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships and placed second in the 2007 World Championship brewing Coffee Klatch espresso blends. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A classic breakfast cup, grandly sweet but dry, with a coffee fruit too true for analogies.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias