The Embellished Bean
|LaGrangeville, New York
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores