Bolt Coffee
Colombia Pasto

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Providence, Rhode Island

4.63(4)

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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Colombia
Bean Source Region: Nariño
Varietal: Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Process: Washed

Importer: Azahar Coffee
Altitude: 1980 - 2080 MASL

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Reviews(4)

4.63(4)

4 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Bolt Coffee.
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Sometimes I see this cherry/maple combination and it makes a little nervous. I find they can lack acidity. This is not the case here. It's a balanced and smooth roast, versatile enough to be used as espresso, but best as an easy drinking filter/pourover. The cherry is subtle and you get a strong black tea, then a touch of maple and peanut as the finish.

    As espresso it's straightforward, a little earthier and chocolately, with a clean, medium acidity for a roast on the lighter side.

    Cupping Method:Espresso and pourover. Pourover at 203F worked well but I got more suble notes at 200F. I used around 16:1 ratio each time.

    Traits: peanut
    3 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    A nice Colombian with some fruitiness!
    2 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I would say this roast leans much more towards light characteristics. Well-balanced, smooth, and flavorful with an underlying acidity. Refreshing flavor profile features a lightly sweet cherry with hints of fresh straw, black tea, and something intriguing I can't quite put my finger on.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    1 month ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.50 - Average

    Light and fresh with a nice black tea kick and some fruity sweetness. I really enjoyed this one.

    Cupping Method:Hario V60 pour over

    2 weeks ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Colombia
Colombian coffees are known for their balanced taste, featuring bright acidity, medium body, and a range of flavors, including fruity notes, caramel sweetness, and nutty undertones. Colombia's worldwide reputation for producing great coffee at scale is well-deserved. Increasingly some of the best microlot specialty roasts are coming from Colombia thanks to their expertise in cultivation and process.
Bean Source Region: Nariño
Nariño combination of high altitude, volcanic soil, and proximity to the equator creates ideal growing conditions that result in coffee beans with bright acidity, complex flavors, and a distinctive floral aroma. Nariño coffee is often characterized by its well-balanced profile, with notes of citrus, red fruits, and chocolate, making it a core of the iconic Colombian flavor beloved globally.

Best Rated Roasts of Bolt Coffee

Bolt Coffee is a coffee roaster from Providence, RI United States. We have 6 cataloged roasts with 17 total reviews with a score of 4.56.

International Rank: #9 out of 774
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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