Coffee Reviews

Colombia Aguacate – Ruby Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Colombia Aguacate
  • Roaster
    Ruby Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Nelsonville, Wisconsin
  • Estimated Price
    $18.50 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Green apple, kiwi, honey, brown sugar
  • Process
    Washed, sun dried
  • Varieties
    Caturra
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Region
    Sandona, Narino
  • Elevation
    1700-2100 MASL
  • Producer
    Collection of small farms
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, origami, Flair espresso
  • Roast Date
    April 27, 2020
  • Review Date
    May 2, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.0
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Heavy, juicy body
  • Rich sweetness
  • Well-balanced and approachable

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Ruby Coffee Roasters have been on my “list of roasters to try” for a quite a while. Finally someone I follow on Instagram mentioned them as their favorite roaster in Wisconsin (and there is some good competition in Wisconsin), so I knew I had to give them a try.

This Colombian coffee begins with a strong, sweet fragrance and I smelled notes of Granny Smith apples and dark chocolate. In the flavor I tasted chocolate and molasses. It was richly sweet and fruit-toned, though I had a hard time identifying what fruit notes I could taste specifically. The acidity was a bit more muted, but became stronger at the end of each sip and ended with a sparkling finish. The coffee had a heavier body and was quite juicy (which is where I saw the kiwi flavor note come into play). The sweetness was balanced and reminded me of honey or molasses. The coffee was extremely flexible and worked great for both pour over and espresso.

The Bottom Line

I was so happy to finally try Ruby Coffee and they did not disappoint. This coffee and the others I got to try from them were all unique, delicious and approachable. I can see why Ruby would be a favorite roaster!

Aside: while minimally designed, I love the new Ruby packaging. From an information perspective, it includes everything a coffee bag should. This includes:

  • Name of coffee
  • Country of origin
  • Region
  • Flavor notes
  • Roasted on date
  • Processing
  • Producer/farm information
  • Coffee Variety
  • Elevation

If you want to know more about what should be on a bag of coffee, check out my article about deciphering the coffee bag.

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