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Colombia – Julian Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Colombia - Julian Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Colombia
  • Roaster
    Julian Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Puerto Rico
  • Estimated Price
    $16.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Chocolate
  • Process
    Washed
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Region
    Fredonia
  • Elevation
    1645 MASL
  • Roast
    Medium/Dark
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, espresso
  • Roast Date
    November 7, 2020
  • Review Date
    December 5, 2020

Coffee Scoring

8.7
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
8.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Rich chocolate profile
  • Full body

Cons
  • Lacks complexity

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

Julian Coffee is a roaster based in Puerto Rico. They focus exclusively on organic Puerto Rican and Colombian coffee at the moment and put an emphasis on paying the farm a premium for specialty grade beans.

This medium roasted Colombia coffee from the Fredonia region begins with a dark chocolate fragrance with a subtle citrus bitterness. The aroma was rich, dark and full of chocolate. In the flavor I tasted more dark chocolate and almonds in a combination that was bold, rich and robust. The coffee had a full body and slightly creamy mouthfeel. There was a nice acidity at the front of each sip, a rich chocolate sweetness in the middle and a quick finish. Overall there was not a ton of complexity in the coffee, but it did have a nice chocolate-centered profile. I never drink coffee with cream or sugar, but I think this coffee would be a great cream carrier given its rich, full body and chocolate profile.

The Bottom Line

While this Colombian coffee was roasted a bit dark for my personal preference, it was still a solid coffee with a lot of potential. I really enjoyed the rich, full profile and for anyone who prefers darker roasts with specialty coffee, this coffee is a great option to try out.

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