Colombia Narino Alianza Cafe
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Colombian farmers are really starting to pay attention to quality and discovering that higher quality equals higher prices for their crops.
The Alianza Cafe is a co-op of small growers who take extreme care in their harvests. Ligia Ruano is the farmer who grew this coffee, and she is El Tablon is the town, within the Narino growing region of Colombia. She has about 5000 trees, mostly of the Caturra varietal.
We picked her coffee over other microlots that we tried because it has a brown sugar and burnt orange taste that really hit the spot. We taste grapefruit and white grape at the beginning of the sip and dark chocolate/caramelized sugar at the finish. It is a much more interesting, complex coffee than your everyday Colombia.
We like it at about the same roast level of how we roast our other Colombia coffees. Full City+, a few seconds into 2nd cracks tends to be our sweet spot, but you can get away with taking this one a degree or two lighter if you want more of the citrus taste. If you want a dark roast Colombia, you are probably better off buying a less expensive bean, but if you accidentally take this one dark, it can handle it. However, if you take it too much lighter than full city, you're risking a chance of a raw grassy taste in the coffee.
US arrival October 2017.
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