Quills Coffee - Colombia La Lomita

Quills Coffee - Colombia La Lomita
7.8

Acidity

7.0 /10

Aftertaste

7.0 /10

Aroma

10.0 /10

Balance

9.0 /10

Body

9.0 /10

Complexity

10.0 /10

Flavor

6.0 /10

Forgiveness

7.0 /10

Sweetness

6.0 /10

Versatility

7.0 /10

Pros

  • Complex aroma and flavor
  • Nice balance of acidity and darker notes

Cons

  • Limited sweetness
  • Subdued aftertaste

Another long overdue review as I play catchup here, this one coming from Quills Coffee out of Louisville, Kentucky. It’s the Colombia La Lomita, a single-origin, multi-variety coffee grown by a brother-owned farm in the Huila Department of Colombia.

General Notes & Observations

Roast: Medium-Light
Producers: Urquina Brothers
Country of Origin: Colombia
Region: Acevedo, Huila
Variety: Caturra, Castillo
Processing method: Washed
Growing altitude: 1300 masl
Aroma: Vegetable broth, licorice, cinnamon
Roaster tasting notes: Passion fruit, caramel, pineapple
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Cinnamon, cola, caramel, nutty, earthy.

Recommended brew method: Hario V60

Summary

A very complex coffee that helps me understand why Colombia is one of the most highly praised coffee-growing regions in the world.

Offers a little bit of everything in terms of its flavor profile, though, probably more dark notes than sweet, fruity notes. This is a coffee I’d describe as “blue collar” Specialty Coffee (the more ridiculous the description, the better).