Bold ! Bean
Colombia Reserva Especial
|Roaster Location:||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Bucaramanga growing region, Colombia.|
|Review Date:||September 2008|
Blind Assessment: Low-toned, rich aroma: molasses, nut, floral topknots. In the cup smooth, deep, simple. The roast-influenced sweet caramel and molasses notes grow crisper under the influence of a gentle acidity, taking on a dark chocolate nuance.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Produced by the Mesa de los Santos farm (www.cafemesadelossantos.com), one of Colombia's most sustainably advanced farms. Bold ! Bean is a small-batch, artisan roaster offering, in its own words, "Single Origin and Artful Blends" to northeast Florida. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A simple but deep-toned, versatile darker-roasted cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2008 tasting report: The Rainforest Alternative: Twelve plus One Rainforest-Certified Coffees