|Roaster Location:||Beverly, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Narino Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||September 2008|
Blind Assessment: Very deep, complex profile that hints as much at Sumatra as it does at Colombia. Intense aroma dominated by earth and ripe, almost overripe fruit notes that together can be read as a dark, raisiny chocolate. Quiet acidity, medium body with syrupy mouthfeel, and continued richly earthy/fruity notes that at moments suggest pungent butterscotch, at other times elegantly cherryish dark chocolate. Lemon hints become more explicit in the sweet finish; a very slight hint of bitter astringency in the long.
Notes: Reserva del Patron is a very high-grown and exceptionally rigorously selected green coffee from an admired growing region in the southernmost Colombia Department of Narino. Atomic Cafe is a coffee house on the North Shore of Massachusetts that began its refined in-house roasting program in 2005. Visit www.atomicafe.com or call 978-922-0042 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who find classic Colombias too assertively bright and classic Sumatras too funky and earthy. An unusual profile, in which the musty-fruity tendencies of some contemporary Colombia coffees become rather gloriously explicit.