Colombia, Whole Bean
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||March 2002|
Woody, dominated by a rather thin, roasty bitterness. Attenuated floral notes play at the top of the profile, dry cocoa-toned fruit toward the middle, but a rather shallow roast taste dominates.
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Who Should Drink It
Starbucks roasts some very fine single-origin coffees. This Colombia is not one of them. It is one of the few Starbucks coffees I have cupped that fully merits the "Charbucks" slur. Walk on by the supermarket and continue to a Starbucks store (can one be far away?) and opt for the Colombia Narino, a true specialty coffee.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2002 tasting report: The Robusta Fuss