|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Fondo Paez Cooperative, Valle de Cauca Department, western Colombia.|
|Review Date:||February 2008|
Sweet-toned, delicately complex aroma: flowers, hints of honey, cedar and tart cherry, perhaps chocolate. In the cup very gently acidy, light in body but buoyant and silky in mouthfeel, and giddily floral- and honey-toned with complicating hints of chocolate, tart coffee fruit and Riesling-like white wine. Fades rather quickly in the finish but exquisitely clean with memories of chocolate and flowers. An exceptionally pure and balanced coffee.
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 TransFair USA, the sole American certifier for the Fair-trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO), does not. Fondo Paez is a cooperative of 550 farmers from the indigenous Paez people of central Colombia. 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 and refreshing coffee with great natural sweetness and balance. Avoid adding anything to it.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias