Pitalito Estate Colombian Supremo
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||San Agustin growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2007|
Blind Assessment: Pungent, buttery aroma with subtle but persistent floral notes. The cup is deep-toned and balanced, with syrupy body and continued floral top notes and buttery, chocolaty mid-notes. The elusive floral notes persist impressively in the long, rich finish.
Notes: Pitalito comes from a highly respected growing area east of the Andes in the southern Colombian Department of Huila. The term "Estate" may be a bit of a misnomer, as it appears that this coffee comes from a community of small-holding growers, growers who have benefited from a long-term, supportive relationship with The Roasterie. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Perhaps those who simultaneously enjoy substance and subtlety, butter and flowers.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2007 tasting report: Cupping the Andes: Southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru