Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Split Rail Coffee Colombia Frutas Caturra in Review "Goes Down Smooth & in Copious Amounts"

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Split Rail Coffee 
Colombia Frutas Caturra

ORIGIN: Huila, Colombia
PROCESS: Double fermented, triple washed
BREW METHOD: French Press

INTENSITY: Mild

WEBSITE: splitrailcoffee.com

NOTES:
Berry | Citrus | Balsawood

It's all berry & citrus. Not tart puckeringly-so, tho. Balance is served on a smooth nectarine platter. Crisp. Brisk. Fleeting, actually. Cherry. Raspberry, blackberry. Lemon/lime. Toasted floral notes. Dandelion tea, mainly. Balsawood backs, braces. The finish seems to drop off but reemerges in a neat lemon candy manner. A summer brew.

Undertones are hints at cocoa (particularly thru the nose), blanched nuts, Underbelly is bright, not glaring earth, aerated. Rather thin, a bantamweight. Nigh uniquely un-Colombian (more acidity, less sweetness) or at least the rote offerings of such. Still, an attainable joe. Simple in its slight complexities & too fleeting to bear depth, but exceedingly drinkable, crushable in beer terms.

Bouquet is the aforementioned cocoa with a smoky kicker of peppercorn not seen on sipping nor slurping. A bit of suede, thinly. Crisply. Briskly. Et cetera. Cools into a more well-rounded thing but then loses a bit of fruitiness. Selling points are nifty delineation & attainability; a slight re-thinking of Colombian. Problems are notes which err toward meek, and w/ much space twixt. Still & again, goes down smooth & in copious amounts.

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

::: very :::