Estate La Esperanza – Stay Golden Coffee Co.

Andrew Pautler

Estate La Esperanza – Stay Golden Coffee Co.

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Estate La Esperanza
  • Roaster
    Stay Golden Coffee Co.
  • Roaster Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Estimated Price
    $22.00 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Chardonnay, panela, buttery
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Colombia, Caturra, Castillo
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Region
    Valle del Cauca
  • Elevation
    1430-1760 MASL
  • Producer
    Rigoberto & Luis Herrera
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, Origami
  • Roast Date
    January 11, 2021
  • Review Date
    January 29, 2021

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
8.5 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Intense sweetness
  • High acidity paired with rounded body

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

Stay Golden Coffee Co. is based out of Nashville, Tennessee and a roaster I’ve been wanting to try for months. They recently sent me a variety of their current offerings and I loved each of them. It was this Estate La Esperanza though that really caught my attention with its intense sweetness and high acidity.

The coffee began with an incredibly sweet and rich fragrance that reminded me of dried fruit and subtle berries. During brewing more chocolatey notes came through, especially during the bloom. In the flavor I tasted amazingly complex flavors that reminded me of vanilla, caramel and various fruit notes. The flavor was rich, sweet and fruit-forward. The brightness was slightly dry with high acidity and was even throughout. The body was medium to full with a smooth, rounded mouthfeel. The sweetness was intense and slightly creamy and was lingered with the acidity into the finish.

The Bottom Line

The levels of flavor and the evolution in each sip from dryness to high acidity to intense sweetness was amazing and made we want to keep coming back to this coffee to explore it more. My first experience with Stay Golden was a great one and I can’t wait to try more of their coffees in the future.

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