Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tinker Coffee Co. San Sebastian Colombia in Review by Kaplowitz Media.

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Tinker Coffee Co.
San Sebastian Colombia

ORIGIN: La Plata, Huila
VARIETAL: Caturra, Colombia

PROCESS: Washed
BREW METHOD: French Press

INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: www.tinkercoffee.com

NOTES:
Chocolate | Nectarine | Sourwood honey*

Bright but also balanced, smooth. Underpinnings of recurring & morphing lemony sour-citrus are tough to put a finger on. Chocolate is a corner brownie thing, up-front & fleetingly. Then a 1/2-shot of blackberry. Then nectarine, crisply. Honey balances citrus well & plays up some complexities. Finish is sweet fruitiness & moderately length'd. No real roasty-toasty delivery additions.

There's a tight core of earthiness, light if not bright & understated af. Fuzzless peach steers & takes sourwood along for the ride. That said, the aforementioned balance is at time sunnily tenuous, but all's well that ends well. Sans nuance. Complex in a lightly-so manner in the berry/stonefruit handing off & transition away from chocolate, on the sip, slurp, & cooling. 

A classic Colombian take, although caramel only hints at coming on & nuttiness stays buried in a honey varietal. Ultimately, not very well-structured/delineated, but refreshingly pleasant in its mellow acidities. Savoriness could be more -- or any. A nice & somewhat jaunty choice for a midday cuppa. 'Tastes great, less filling,' comes to mind.

*"Sourwood Honey is light-colored, delicate honey variety of Honey with a caramel kind of taste. While many find its taste to be sour, its hardcore followers find it to be as sweet and nutty as any other variety of Honey available."  - Dabur.com

FINAL GRADE: B
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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