A coffee adventure from La Mesa to Liberty Station, and everything in between!
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Written by Jessica Percifield, SDCN Editor. Photos by Ike Percifield.
Rich, chocolate cake awakens the senses as James Rauh of the The WestBean opens a fresh bag of their house coffee, Colombia Sol Bohemio, and encourages me to take in the aroma of the freshly roasted whole coffee beans.
Rauh prepared a cup for us to taste on the Kalita Wave, their in-house pourover method. I was surprised by the fuller body of the Colombia, which usually is lighter bodied like a superb tea. The chocolate lingers on the palate softening into toasted walnut with a clean caramel finish.
Colombia Sol Bohemio, Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Walnut, Caramel
- Region: Nobusimake, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
- Altitude: 1350-1550 masl
- Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Typica
- Process: Washed, sun-dried on patios
The Colombia Sol Bohemio was a natural choice for their house coffee given its traditional chocolate, walnut and caramel tasting notes, says Rauh. It is a crowd pleaser.
While in Cafe, we tried their featured specialty drink--Kryptonite--cold brew coffee infused with fresh mint topped off with a splash of cream all over ice. Light and refreshing for the dog days of summer.