Kickapoo Coffee Roasters

Organic Colombia Fondo Paez Cooperative

Location: Driftless, Wisconsin

Origin: Valle del Cauca growing region, Colombia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2014

Agtron: 59/74

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Roundly and richly tart; lively. Orangy citrus, honeysuckle, honey, vanilla, a spicy hint of sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicately juicy, bright acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant, sweet-toned finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown. Although the words “Fair Trade” appear as well on the label of the attractive 12-ounce valve-topped can, the trade-marked seal of Fair Trade USA does not. Fondo Paez is a cooperative of 550 farmers from the indigenous Paez people of central Colombia. Kickapoo Coffee is a Wisconsin micro-roaster devoted to organic and fair-trade principles and coffees. Visit kickapoocoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Colombia breakfast cup with bonus nuance and depth and a fine social and environmental story.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2014 tasting report: Colombia on the Rebound

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