Pitalito Estates Colombian Supremo Decaffeinated
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||March 2008|
Blind Assessment: Impressive aroma: crisp but smooth, rich, with butter, lavender, dark chocolate notes, a hint of toast. Big-bodied and balanced in the cup, but the aromatics simplify: continued dark chocolate with a touch of citrus and lavender. Rich, sweet short finish with a slight astringency in the long.
Notes: No decaffeination process is listed, suggesting that this Colombia was decaffeinated by the conventional or direct solvent method. Supremo is the highest grade of Colombia coffee based on fewest physical imperfections and largest bean size. 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: Those who avoid caffeine but still enjoy a simple, strong-gestured traditional breakfast cup.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2008 tasting report: Decaffeinated Single-Origins: A Slow Tour with Limited Stops