I’ll say right from the start, this is a unique coffee!
The reason I say that is because I’ve tried plenty of other Colombian coffees, and usually they’re medium roast, or just maybe a light roast.
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But this coffee is unique because it’s a dark roast Colombian coffee!
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So that alone was eye-catching.
Another thing to note is that I tasted and reviewed the Ethiopian coffee by this same roaster, Cooper’s Coffee Company.
It was absolutely delicious, one of my favorite coffees, and you can read that review here.
But anyway, now here’s my Cooper’s Coffee Company Colombian dark roast review!
That feels like a mouthful when I write that.
I’ll say from the beginning, this one wasn’t quite as good as the Ethiopian, so if you’re going to try one by Cooper’s, I’d recommend the Ethiopian!
Overall, I’d rate this Colombian coffee at 7.5 out of 10.
Read on to find out why!
How Does It Taste? The Cupping
I’ve grown to like Colombian coffee over the last year or so.
But if you get one, it has to be quality!
At least that’s my opinion.
This is definitely a quality Colombian coffee.
The aroma is sweet and clear, cacao, and I feel like it almost has floral hint.
On the bag it says the flavor is rustic sweetness, cocoa, dark fruit notes.
I agree with this one. But here’s how the taste hit my palate.
It has a dark chocolate and cocoa taste for sure, it’s robust, more than other Colombian coffees I’ve tried. It has a sweet taste but strong and almost smoky at the same time.
When it says rustic sweetness and that’s a good way to describe it.
The sweetness is just kind of there but it’s like dark chocolate that has a high percentage of cacao, it’s only a little sweet!
I enjoy a well-balanced coffee. If you’ve read many of my other articles you may know this.
This coffee is pretty well balanced, so I can certainly appreciate that.
But the flavor is somehow slightly muddled, which is the main factor in why I didn’t give it a higher rating.
It has a medium body with not too much of an aftertaste actually!
The aftertaste is really crisp and clean. It’s kind of nice that you don’t have too much lingering on your tongue after you drink this coffee.
And this is definitely a pretty low acidity coffee.
Some Thoughts About This Dark Roast
I don’t exactly know why, but it’s so intriguing to me that this is a Colombian dark roast coffee.
I wonder what this one would be like if it were a medium roast, if it would taste much different.
But I know that this is review of the coffee, not a speculation.
I like the fact that Cooper’s Coffee Company did a dark roast for a South American coffee.
South American coffees usually tend to have sweet, plum, fruity, winey, and generally more light flavors to them.
And with that kind of flavor profile, medium roast would tend to be the most conducive. This coffee has cacao and dark chocolate notes to it though, which is something that dark roast is good for.
So it was really cool to try this coffee and see what it’s like to taste a dark roast Colombian coffee!
As I mentioned in the tasting section, this interesting flavor combination combined with the dark roast factor seemed to make the profile of this coffee a little confusing.
It was balanced, and it was good, but it seemed to be lacking something.
Although maybe it felt like that because the other I tried from Cooper’s was just so crazy good!
Wrapping It Up
I can definitely recommend this coffee to anyone who wants a delicious Colombian coffee.
But I’ll say it just once more, if you want my top choice from Cooper’s Coffee Company, you should definitely go with their Ethiopian!
My favorite coffee maker to brew this coffee with ended up being Chemex.
Normally I can explain why I prefer a certain coffee maker for a type of coffee, I can’t really seem to explain why I loved Chemex so much for this Colombian roast!
Pour over seemed to be the way to go.
I hope that you enjoy this coffee if you get it! And I hope that this review was helpful for you! I really like Cooper’s Coffee, they’ve done an excellent job with both of these coffees I’ve had.