DCR Coffee (Dillanos Coffee Roasters)
Honey Margarita Colombia
|Roaster Location:||Sumner, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.91/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Softly pungent, rich. Plum, oak, cocoa powder, night-blooming flowers, a hint of clay-like earth in aroma and cup. Crisp, bittersweet acidity. Soft, plush mouthfeel. Flavor recedes in a simple but sweet-toned finish.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Red Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit flesh or residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. This coffee was awarded third-place honors in the South America category at the 2014 HarVee awards for retail-roasted renditions of green coffees imported to North America by Sustainable Harvest Specialty Coffee Importers. Dillanos began as a three-person team in 1992 and has since expanded to national prominence, while retaining its core values focused on roasting, sourcing, and being human. Visit www.dillanos.com or call 800-234-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The honey processing and a darkish medium roast together develop an almost Sumatra-like fusion of sweet fruit, aromatic wood, deep, perfumy flowers and a hint of clay-like earth.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2014 tasting report: Roast, Variety, Sustainability: HarVee Awards Coffees 2014