Passenger / Necessary Coffee
Colombia

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4.83(3)

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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Colombia
Bean Source Region: Huila
Character: Tastes like toasted nuts and cooked fruit
Espresso

Reviews(3)

4.83(3)

3 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Passenger / Necessary Coffee.
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1134 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I've been using this super tasty, well-balanced Colombian as an espresso. It's more dynamic than it sounds. Nutty at the beginning, a slightly salty chocolate, naturally sweet. Just a touch of blackberry but clean acidity wise.

    Cupping Method:95C pulls on La Spaziale. Made lattes, iced Americano, and straight sipping espresso. Especially liked the Americano. My wife liked the latte. I got it from Trade.

  • Victoria S-C

    426 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Makes amazing lattes!
    5 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    143 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A full-flavored roast with a relaxed balance. The flavor profile features a nutty, sweet chocolate. Drinks smooth and clean!

    Cupping Method:moka espresso, cream with no sweetener

    4 months ago · See more from Scott

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
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: Huila
The coffee-growing region of Huila, located in southwestern Colombia, is renowned for producing high-quality coffee due to a combination of factors, including its high elevations (1,200 to 2,000 meters above sea level), tropical climate with well-defined wet and dry seasons, rich volcanic soil, and diverse coffee varietals (such as Caturra, Colombia, Bourbon, and Typica). These conditions contribute to the slow development of coffee cherries, resulting in Huila coffee's bright acidity, medium to full body, and complex flavor profile, often including fruity, floral, and nutty notes. Combined with Colombia's strong technical expertise in cultivation and processing, results in some of the world's best specialty coffees.
Espresso
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

Best Rated Roasts of Passenger / Necessary Coffee

Passenger / Necessary Coffee is a coffee roaster from Lancaster, PA United States. We have 10 cataloged roasts with 14 total reviews with a score of 4.76.

International Rank: #8 out of 831
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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