Colombia Supremo Pitalito Estate
|Kansas City, Missouri
|San Augustin growing region, Huila Department, Colombia
A tribute to the tartly sweet, invigorating sensation coffee insiders call acidity. In the aroma richly fruity and orange-toned; in the cup giddy with rich, high-toned acidity laced with fruit suggesting oranges and tart cherries. The acidity softens and sweetens voluptuously in the finish.
The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Roasterie president Danny O'Neill is an indefatigable coffee traveler and farm visitor whose travel and generous personality has facilitated this and several other well-established "relationship" coffees. Proceeds from the sale of this coffee over the past five years have helped build a community center. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of good Zinfandels.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2004 tasting report: Savory Partnerships: Relationship Coffees