|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Cauca Department, southwestern Colombia.|
|Est. Price:||$17.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2013|
Blind Assessment: Subtle and surprising in its complexity. Hazelnut, minty orange, milk chocolate, and a hint of a clean, bourbon-like whisky. Balanced, sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and nut in particular sustain in a long, drying but sweet finish.
Notes: Some of Colombia’s most admired coffees are produced in the southern Department of Cauca. This lot, entirely from the Caturra variety of Arabica, is a blend of coffees produced on four farms and processed using meticulous traditional practices. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Classic in structure yet subtly surprising and original in its aromatics, this coffee should please classicists and explorers alike.