Torreo Coffee Roasters
Huila Typica San Agustin
|Roaster Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||San Agust?n growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart aroma complicated by coffee fruit (think pie cherries) and hints of cedar and cocoa. The cup is dominated by a giddily sweet, buoyantly intense acidity with continued notes of fresh coffee fruit and flowers. Short but rich finish.
Notes: Growing areas east of the Andes in the southern Colombia Department of Huila are particularly admired for their fine coffees. Typica is one of the oldest, and, until recently, most widely grown variety of arabica in Latin America. More than any other varietal it is associated with the classic high-grown Latin-American cup profile represented here: boldly but sweetly acidy with the simple yet pure perfumes of coffee flowers and fruit. Torreo Coffee Roasters is a Philadelphia-based small-batch artisan roasting company specializing in high-end coffees brought to light to medium roast levels designed to foreground the character of the green coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Coffee classicists and purists.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2007 tasting report: Cupping the Andes: Southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru