Barista – Macondo Colombia

Macondo Colombia by Barista

This single origin Colombia by Barista is sweet, bitter and spicy on the nose. The taste is dominated by sharp bitterness and citrusy acidity.

Barista - Macondo Colombia

Aroma

The aroma combines cereal sweetness with the bitterness of darkly roasted coffee. Spicy notes of cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg are accompanied by sweet caramel and heavier woody tones.

Taste

On the palate dominates sharp bitterness of dark roast and not too well balanced citrusy acidity. This is followed by notes of burnt toffee and lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Extraction

Steady, longer than usual extraction produces very tall crema.

Our rating

Good

Packaging

The box has a dark, elegant look both inside and outside. Capsules are made of black plastic and are capped by aluminium foil. They are not biodegradable and difficult to recycle. A description at the box promises balanced bitterness and acidity. Intensity rating is 7/10.

Notes

This single origin Arabica coffee from Colombia is both bitter and acidic. However, this combination is more sharp than balanced.

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