Pitalito Estate Colombian Supremo
|Kansas City, Missouri
|San Agustin growing region, Huila Department, southern Colombia
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2007 tasting report: Cupping the Andes: Southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru