Colombian Los Idolos
|Roaster Location:||Spring Grove, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||San Agustin growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2006|
Blind Assessment: A contradictory but balanced profile: The sweetly winy acidity is rounded by a cedar-toned roastiness, with raisin, apple, semi-sweet chocolate and caramel complications. Raisin is particularly prominent in the deep, gently roasty aroma, chocolate in the finish.
Notes: Los Idolos, named for the pre-Colombian stone carvings in the San Agustin region where this coffee originates, is produced with the support of ACDI/VOCA, a USAID-funded program aimed at promoting the production of high-end specialty coffees by small-holding farmers who might otherwise be forced to resort of growing coca. Coffee Masters is a leading, quality-oriented wholesale roaster founded in 1985. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Sensory centrists.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2006 tasting report: Colombia Runs the Table: Twelve at Ninety