In the aroma sweetly deep-toned, slightly smoky, with suggestions of cinnamon, caramel and a round banana-like fruit. In the cup quite caramelly and sweet, gently roasty, with a slight mildewy ferment that gives the cup an earthy, cocoa-toned character. Rich, complexly cocoa-toned finish.
We purchased this Colombia sample as whole beans from a bulk bin at a Northern California Safeway supermarket. A relatively dark roast develops the caramel tones and rounds an earthy ferment toward fruity cocoa. Safeway is the supermarket giant with 1.700 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those Safeway shoppers who enjoy a little earthy Sumatra with their fruity Colombia.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2006 tasting report: Colombia Runs the Table: Twelve at Ninety