Looking Homeward Coffee

Hernan Zuniga Ecuador

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Pichincha Province, north-central Ecuador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: October 2019

Agtron: 53/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Honey, lilac, date, cocoa nib, baking spices in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates around honey and baking spices.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees submitted by North American roasters in business for two or fewer years for Coffee Review’s October 2019 tasting report. Produced by Hernan Zuniga at Vista Hermosa farm entirely of the Yellow and Red Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the traditional wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Founded in 2019 by Jake Deome, Looking Homeward Coffee is designed around the idea that coffee can be a part of finding one’s spiritual, emotional and physical home. Visit lookinghomewardcoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A very sweet Ecuador cup with deep spice tones and a cocoa throughline; especially lively acidity.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2019 tasting report: Idealism and Achievement: 8 New North American Roasting Companies

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