|Fondo Paez Cooperative, Valle de Cauca Department, western Colombia.
Complex aroma combining suggestions of orangy citrus and dried lavender with hints of honey and baking spices. In the cup rich, fruity acidy, medium body with a lightly silky mouthfeel and broad, juicy, floral-toned flavor notes with more citrus and complicating hints of chocolate and crisp white wine. Finishes cleanly with fruit and chocolate lingering and sweetening in the long.
Certified organically grown. Although the words "Fair Trade" appear on the label of the attractive 12-ounce valve-topped can, judging by the absence of trademarked seal the coffee may not be certified Fair Trade by TransFair USA, the sole American certifier for the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com/ for more information.
Who Should Drink It
A refined, sweet, floral-toned cup.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2009 tasting report: Best (or Should-Be-Best) Selling Single Origins 2009