Gavina Gourmet Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Vernon, California|
|Review Date:||December 2009|
Blind Assessment: Rich, pronounced but sweet-toned acidity dominates aroma and cup. Milk chocolate, fresh-cut aromatic wood and a hint of fruit in the aroma. In the cup heavy body, continued aromatic wood and chocolate with a dry, pungent fruit that suggests black currant or dried apricot. Flavor outlasts astringency in the long, resonant finish.
Notes: Supremo is the highest grade of Colombia coffee based on fewest physical imperfections and largest bean size. This coffee is available to consumers via Don Francisco Gourmet Coffee, the specialty line of F. Gavina & Sons, the large family-owned-and-operated roasting company in the Los Angeles area. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A classically bright breakfast cup in the traditional American style.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2009 tasting report: Best (or Should-Be-Best) Selling Single Origins 2009