|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Narino Department, southern Colombia|
|Review Date:||February 2008|
Blind Assessment: Distinctive aromatics: sweetly dry fruit notes that suggest black current, blackberry, tart cherry, cedary orange. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel, fine balance. Long, deep finish that stays on the rich side of astringent.
Notes: Reserva del Patron is a very high-grown and exceptionally rigorously selected green coffee from an admired growing region in the southernmost Colombia Department of Narino. PT's is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT's motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The crisply sweet, exhilarating dry berry notes are reminiscent of great Kenya coffees. The berryish fruit takes on a distinctly chocolaty cast in milk.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2008 tasting report: Juan Valdez's Progeny: Micro-Lot and Other Fine Colombias