The Embellished Bean
|Roaster Location:||LaGrangeville, New York|
|Review Date:||May 2003|
Blind Assessment: Moderately acidy, medium to full bodied, sweet, rich, balanced, mid-toned. Not much nuance but a sturdy cup with a juicy tickle of cleanly fermented fruit. Marred by a rather bitter finish.
Notes: Excelso is the standard grade of Colombia coffee sold by the Colombia Coffee Federation. Embellished Bean sells its (often flavor-embellished) beans over the Internet and at various Hudson Valley, New York cultural events. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Standard edition of a fruity, pleasantly edge-of-ferment Colombia. Solid body and moderate acidity should make it a good choice for those who take their traditional breakfast cup with milk.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores