|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Pichincha Province, north-central Ecuador|
|Est. Price:||$23.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, deeply sweet and complexly engaging. Black cherry, dark caramel, hazelnut, magnolia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Caramelly finish, with hazelnut and magnolia in the foreground.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for Coffee Review’s March 2019 tasting report. Produced by Fausto Roma of Carolina Farm entirely from trees of the Sidra variety of Arabica, a hybrid of the old and respected varieties Red Bourbon and Typica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” version, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
The Bottom Line : An impressive Ecuador cup: big, resonant, layered with sweet stone fruit and rich nut tones.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2019 tasting report: Revisiting the Andes: Coffees From Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia