|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Valle de Cauca Department, western Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2008|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, crisply rich aroma with chocolate, cedar, flowers, ripe tomato notes. In the cup powerfully but sweetly acidy, with continued flowers, cocoaish chocolate, tart cherry notes and a pungent hint of cedar. Rich, sweet, chocolate-toned finish; very slight astringency in the long.
Notes: Tres Santos is a coffee competition in Colombia organized by Intelligentsia green coffee buyer Geoff Watts designed to uncover the finest lots of coffee from small-holding farmers on a seasonal basis in the Huila (and in the case of this coffee) Cauca growing regions and reward them with recognition and high purchase prices. This prize-winner is from the farm of Javier Ladino. Intelligentsia is a distinguished Chicago-based specialty roaster and a leader in sourcing and roasting small, exceptional lots of coffee like this one. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A classic, complete Latin-American high-grown breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias