Noble Coffee Roasting - Colombia Los Vascos

Noble Coffee Roasting - Colombia Los Vascos
7.6

Acidity

6/10

    Aftertaste

    8/10

      Aroma

      8/10

        Balance

        9/10

          Body

          10/10

            Complexity

            8/10

              Flavor

              7/10

                Forgiveness

                7/10

                  Sweetness

                  5/10

                    Versatility

                    8/10

                      Pros

                      • Great balance
                      • Full-bodied
                      • Unique flavor notes
                      • Versatile across brew methods, including cold brew

                      Cons

                      • Limited sweetness

                      One of my favorite coffee roaster discoveries last year was Noble Coffee Roasting out of Ashland, OR. I was fortunate to not only try several of their coffees in 2016, but I also had a chance to visit them when I was driving down from Portland on my way back to San Francisco last Fall.

                      The Colombia Los Vascos was a particularly yummy single origin coffee, with lots of body to go along with its plum acidity.

                      Some other things I picked up throughout the course of brewing this coffee were its tomato soup and BBQ aromas, as well as its wood barrel aftertaste. If I were to describe the Colombia Los Vascos with one word it would probably be rustic.

                      General Notes & Observations

                      Roast: Medium-Light
                      Producers: Asotbilbao Cooperative
                      Country of Origin: Colombia
                      Region: Bilbao, Tolima
                      Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Catimor
                      Processing method: Washed
                      Growing altitude: Unknown
                      Aroma: Tomato soup
                      Roaster tasting notes: Plum, cacao nibs, orange zest
                      Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Plum, BBQ, wood barrel, chocolate

                      Favorite brew method: Cold Brew via the BeanPlus

                      Summary

                      The 2016 Colombia Los Vascos was a nicely balanced and versatile coffee that worked great as pour over and cold brew. Although it's no longer available (at the time of this review), make sure to check the Noble website in the Fall to see if they brought it back.

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