Colombia Narino Supremo
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Narino Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2006|
Blind Assessment: The roast dominates here, deeply pungent and cedary in the aroma, with floral and Mediterranean herb top notes. Roundly and sweetly roasty in the cup, lightish in body but deep in dimension, with floral top notes and a cedary, herb-toned chocolate. Clean, rich and chocolaty in the short finish, though a burned astringency surfaces in the long, particularly as the cup cools.
Notes: This Colombia, purchased at a Starbucks retail outlet, represents a higher grade of Colombia (Supremo) based on bean size than the Starbucks Colombia sold in bags in supermarkets, which consists of the smaller bean Excelso grade. This coffee also boasts some regional pedigree, as it was grown in Narino Department, a particularly respected growing region in southern Colombia. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a roasty Colombia close at hand.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2006 tasting report: Colombia Runs the Table: Twelve at Ninety