Colombia San Agustin Arnulfo Leguizamo
|San Agustín growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia
Crisply tart black currant and blackberry in aroma and cup, enveloped in floral sweetness and pungent fresh-cut cedar. Round, balanced acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Impressively rich, deep, complexly flavor-saturated finish.
From trees of the sturdy Caturra variety of Arabica. Processed by the classic wet or “washed” method: fruit is removed before drying using traditional ferment-and-wash methods and the beans are sun-dried. This coffee was grown and processed by the fifty members of La Asociación Los Naranjos de San Agustín cooperative. Beansmith Coffee is a small-batch roasting company located in La Vista, Nebraska that believes that coffee drinkers should know as much as they can about the coffee they drink, and that there is a story behind every cup, one worth exploring. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A pure, deep-toned, full-bodied cup in the classic Colombia style. Produced from trees of the Caturra variety, a selection of Bourbon that is usually rather basic in the cup, but that here displays some of the celebrated pungent berry character of its parent.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2012 tasting report: Holiday Coffees: Solid to Spectacular