Colombia Sidra

Location: Changhua County, Taiwan

Origin: Tolima Department, Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Floral-toned, richly sweet. Narcissus, roasted cacao nib, toffee, apricot, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish centers around cocoa-toned narcissus and apricot.


Produced at La Gallera Estate entirely from trees of the Sidra variety of Arabica, a hybrid of the old and respected varieties Red Bourbon and Typica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Kaffetre is a micro-roaster and cafe in central Taiwan, operated by Rex Chen, an authorized SCA trainer and Licensed Q-grader. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/kaffetre.tw/about/?ref=page_internal or call +886916997779.

The Bottom Line: An engaging coffee from the unusual Sidra variety—rich, floral, balanced and bright.

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