Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.

Colombia Supremo

Location: Lee, Massachusetts

Origin: Bucaramanga growing region, Santander Department, Colombia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2009

Agtron: 59/83

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

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 www.barringtoncoffee.com or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Colombia balance and brightness with a dry Bourbon shimmer.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2009 tasting report: Botany and the Cup: The Bourbon Conundrum

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