|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Cauca Department, southern Colombia.|
|Review Date:||April 2008|
Blind Assessment: Explosive aromatics: In the break deep, rich, buttery and honey-like with suggestions of flowers, coffee fruit, fresh-tanned leather. In the cup the butter notes turn rather pungent, toward butterscotch with continued flowers and a fruit that softens toward milk chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly underpowered and short in the finish but intense and intriguing aromatics throughout.
Notes: From the farm of Wilmer Delgado, grown at an elevation of 6,000 feet from trees of the caturra variety. 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: The nose knows on this one.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2008 tasting report: Special Reserve is Dead. Long Live Special Reserve.