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Topic: Notes: Columbia Pradera Esperanza (2 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Charles Cowdrick
Just a note to those who may have been put off or shocked by the  
$8.90 # for this coffee: It's very good.
RK Drum roasted some early yesterday morning, and last night  it  
provided a creamy, almond cup with some chocolate. I'm really not  
good about describing coffee tastes, but it seems to me to be a  
"full" cup that has a balance between fruit at the front of the mouth  
and custard/cream at the back. After a rest of 24 hours, I felt it  
had less almond than what I remembered from last night's cup. I think  
this will be a favorite of mine. There is more body here than in  
Colombian Mesa de los Santos, which I like a lot (and have a tiny bit  
left), but ithe Santos is more medium-bodied in my way of thinking.  
This is more full-bodied and richer/deeper. I had half a pot left, so  
I put it in the refrigerator and had iced coffee with it. Amazing! It  
holds the almond flavor cold, too.
Roast notes:
First crack was strong and long-lasting which I assume is due to the  
moisture content in the beans. I got second crack 3.5 minutes later,  
and pulled the drum at the beginning but didn't get the latch open  
for at least 45 seconds and 2nd was going strong anyway. I'd call the  
roast a Full City+. There was no oil on the beans and they don't look  
like a dark dark roast. Next roast will be a melange of City and Full  
City (definitely want to stop before 2nd this time!)

2) From: Edmund
I am going to purchase some also, glad to hear a good review on it. I don't
think the price is high in comparison to some of the coffee I drank before
and paid more thinking is was "good" coffee.
Regards,
Ed


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