Colombia Mauricio Shattah Red Bourbon Anaerobic – Blue Bottle

Andrew Pautler

Colombia Mauricio Shattah Red Bourbon Anaerobic – Blue Bottle

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Colombia Mauricio Shattah Red Bourbon Anaerobic
  • Roaster
    Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Estimated Price
    $40 / 100g
  • Flavor Notes
    Raspberry, mango, kiwi
  • Process
    Anaerobic natural
  • Varieties
    Red Bourbon
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Region
    Tolima Department
  • Elevation
    1700 MASL
  • Producer
    Mauricio Shattah (Finca La Negrita)
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea
  • Roast Date
    August 10, 2021
  • Review Date
    August 28, 2021

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9.5 / 10
Flexibility
8.5 / 10
Pros
  • Complex flavor profile
  • Juicy, fruity sweetness

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

Blue Bottle always has a solid line-up of single origin offerings, but they also offer special releases of “coffees that rattle their expectations” in their Exceedingly Rare lineup. This anaerobic coffee from Colombia was the August 2021 release for their Exceedingly Rare offering.

From first opening the bag it was clear this was going to be a special coffee. The fragrance was so sweet and rich and full of raspberry and tropical fruit notes. During brewing when aromatics tend to get a bit more muted, their was still incredible sweet, fruit notes that came through. The flavor was truly mouthwatering with a complex and juicy profile that reminded me of strawberry jam, raspberries and pineapple. The coffee had a sweet citrus acidity and medium body. The tropical fruit-toned sweetness was pronounced, exciting and reminded me of kiwis. The fruity sweetness lingered into the finish where floral undertones also came through.

The Bottom Line

This anaerobic Colombian coffee was a truly special coffee. Its complex fruit profile and incredible sweetness were exciting to explore. I’m excited to see what coffees come up next in the Exceedingly Rare offering.

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