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JBC Coffee Roasters

Tolima Colombia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Southern Tolima Department, west-central Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.85/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2016

Agtron: 59/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply pungent, sweet-savory. Magnolia, dried mango, toasted barley, hops, thyme. Plump, juicy acidity; silky-smooth, delicate mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish consolidates to a citrus-leaning hops, complicated by hints of sweet thyme.

Notes:

Produced by the Resguardo Indigena Nasa We’sx indigenous community in Gaitania, Colombia, associated with the Paez and Nasa tribes of southern Cauca. From trees of the Castillo, Caturra, Colombia and Typica varieties of Arabica. This coffee is organic and Fair Trade certified, the latter meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. It is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A unique cup. Suggests a good IPA: sweet, though with a citrusy hop-like character from aroma to finish.

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