|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Los Naranjos, La Argentina, Huila Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$18.99/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, deep; complex. Pomegranate, macadamia nut, pink grapefruit zest, agave syrup, a hint of fresh dill in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with gently tart, juicy acidity; supple, syrupy mouthfeel. The multi-layered finish, long and inviting, retains all of the flavor and aroma notes from the cup and adds a subtle tropical fruit note suggesting lychee.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 17 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. This coffee earned the highest rating in a cupping of single-farm coffees from Colombia for Coffee Review’s February 2021 report. Produced by Willington Ultengo from trees of the Caturra and Colombia varieties of Arabica and processed by a refined version of the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious, high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An intricately original natural-processed Colombia cup that evolves as it cools — lyrically sweet, mysteriously savory, invitingly tart.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2021 tasting report: Colombia Coffee 2021: Best of Both Worlds or Identity Crisis?