Black Oak Coffee Roasters - Colombia Micro-Lot Quebradón

$16.50
7.8

Acidity

8.0/10

Aftertaste

8.0/10

Aroma

9.0/10

Balance

8.0/10

Body

10.0/10

Complexity

6.0/10

Flavor

7.0/10

Forgiveness

7.0/10

Sweetness

8.0/10

Versatility

7.0/10

Pros

  • Syrupy body
  • Good citrus/chocolate balance

Cons

  • None

The Colombia Micro-Lot Quebradón is another excellent single-origin coffee that was kindly sent to me from Black Oak Coffee Roasters, out of Ukiah, California.

The coffee is named after a small group of about 20 small producers in the Huila department of Colombia, where the coffee was grown and produced. The Huila department itself is one of the most famous coffee-growing regions in the world and is largely responsible for single-origin coffee classifications in the industry.

Fun fact: the Huila department is named after Nevado de Huila, which is the highest volcano in Colombia.

Please note: this is one of two coffees I received for free from Black Oak Coffee Roasters in exchange for a review. I do my absolute best to not let free coffee influence my reviews. I also do not accept compensation to write coffee reviews. I publish reviews for coffee that I enjoy (at least partially), and seldom publish reviews for coffee I don't enjoy.

General Notes & Observations

Micro-Lot Quebradon

Roast: Medium-Light
Producers: Quebradón
Country of Origin: Colombia
Region: Huila Department (Municipalidad Palestina)
Variety: Caturra
Processing method: Washed
Growing altitude: Various
Aroma: Raspberry, butter, nutty
Roaster tasting notes: Melon, white grape, cane sugar
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Sweet lemon, nutty, milk chocolate

Summary

As far as Colombian coffees go, the Micro-Lot Quebradón was definitely up there as one of 2016's best. In terms of body, acidity, and balance, the Quebradón nailed it.

For those who are looking for a coffee that offers citrus acidity with a chocolate, nutty finish and exceptional body/mouthfeel, the Quebradón should do the trick.

Those who are looking for more stone fruit and berry acidity or dark chocolate notes, this probably isn't the right coffee for you.Colombia Quebradon via Hario V60 Pour Over

Overall, it may serve as a nice transitional coffee for those who prefer dark roasts but have not tried many lighter roasts. The Quebradón has plenty of body, as I already mentioned, as well as a subtle and sweet acidity that is unlikely to scare you away.

You can buy the Micro-Lot Quebradón from Black Oak Coffee Roasters directly from their website while it's still available.