Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
|Roaster Location:||Lee, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Bucaramanga growing region, Santander Department, Colombia.|
|Review Date:||July 2009|
Both co-cupper Andy Newbom (90) and Ken (90) emphasized the crisp acidity and balanced structure of this aromatically rather quiet coffee. "Exquisite crisp green-apple acidity with a touch of kiwi skin" and a "nicely smooth mouthfeel with a bit of a fruit leather feeling" for Andy, who found the green apple carrying into the flavor. For Ken the gently acidy tendency in the flavor suggested dry berry and lemon; both Andy and Ken noted a hint of cocoa nib, a vegetable-toned chocolate. More green apple in the finish for Andy while Ken simply describes a pleasing tart sweetness.
Designated Don Telmo Reserva Especial, this coffee is made up entirely of the heirloom Bourbon variety from the well-known Mesa de los Santos farm. This coffee is 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. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Classic Colombia balance and brightness with a dry Bourbon shimmer.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 2009 tasting report: Botany and the Cup: The Bourbon Conundrum