Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Suyusama Colombia

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Narino Department, southern Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 55/72

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly bittersweet with pleasing savory undertones. Milk chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with brisk acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Crisp, resonant finish with notes of milk chocolate and hop flowers.


Suyusama means “beautiful place” in Quechua, the language of the indigenous people of the central Andes. Produced by Padre Joe from trees of the Castillo, Colombia and Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A deeply rich Colombia coffee with equal parts sweet (chocolate, flowers, fruit) and savory (hop flowers): balanced and inviting.

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