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Portola Coffee Lab

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5.00(3)

3 ratings
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At Portola Coffee Roasters, our world revolves around the “journey.” And for all of those involved, that journey will be different – yet the same. That is because we, and all those involved in our mission, are driven by the pursuit of perfection. Along the way we forge relationships as we work to bring our coffees from the farm to your cup. So, even though each route is unique, they all lead to the same thing – an expertly crafted cup with a taste that embodies all of the hard work that went into its creation.

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Portola Coffee Lab is a coffee roaster from Costa Mesa, CA United States. We have 2 cataloged roasts with 3 total reviews with a score of 5.00.

2 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Colombia
Light Medium Indonesia

Top Reviews(3)

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    5.00 - Quality

    This is brilliant. As good a non-Gesha Colombian light roast as I can remember having.

    Beans were mixed and a bit irregular in size. Thought it might have been a blend. Amazing nose out of the bag, rich cocoa, nuttiness, spices and sugar, like brownie mix in a bowl before mixing.

    That character comes through in the cup paired with a lively acidity.

    First thing I get out of the cup is a warm brownie. There’s a great acidity balance, like a pomegranate with a tiny hint of citrus. Very clean finish with a nice linger on the palate. Extremely smooth and balanced.

    Cupping Method:Blind tasting. Pourover, Hario v60

    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Veronica Fair

    12 roasts rated, avg score of 4.67

    5.00 - Average

    Excellent
    Very different than other pourovers
    Very distinct flavor that I can’t pinpoint but enjoy
    Neutral - not to acidic or sour - more alkaline
    Not bitter
    1 year ago · See more from Veronica
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This is an incredibly complex and delicious Sumatran. I usually find Sumatrans enjoyable and versatile, but more straightforward.

    I think it's juicy black cherry forward, with some interesting notes. This includes some wintergreen and cinnamon spice for me. I recently had a Cup of Excellence coffee from a well-known roaster that promised similar characteristics.

    Second very impressive coffee from Portola I've had in the last couple of months!

    Cupping Method:Hario v60 Pourover, Angel's Cup Blind Tasting

    11 months ago · See more from Ted
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