Island Joe's Coffee

Colombian Breakfast Blend

Location: Key West, Florida

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium-Dark

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Review Date: February 2008

Agtron: 37/49

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet-toned aroma: distinct cocoaish chocolate notes with hints of walnut and a black-cherry inclined fruit. In the cup the cocoa and walnut notes simplify and amplify, supported by a sweet, crisp acidity. Flavor fades rather quickly in the finish but the chocolate and walnut have the last word.


This coffee is a blend of dark and medium roasts of the same Colombia coffee. Joe Wells started his small-batch roasting business in a gas station because no one else in his part of the Florida Keys sold fresh-roasted coffee. Visit www.islandjoescoffee.com or call 305-294-1190 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The dominant baker's chocolate and walnut notes make this a strong-presenced cup despite its delicacy, with enough grace to be enjoyed black and enough substance to handle whitener.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias

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