This is a microlot from a very small co-op of farmers (about 75 members) who have all been growing coffee for about 30 years. This coffee is grown in the Jardin region, at a 5000 foot altitude. The lot does NOT have organic certification, but the farmers do adhere to traditional organic farming methods.
Colombian coffee beans -- the really good lots -- tend to get lost amongst the millions of bags of ordinary beans, and the small farmers are doing what they can to stand out when they really have a good harvest. This is an example of a Colombian coffee that is far above average quality.
My favorite roast of this is just at verge of 2nd cracks. It's a smooth traditional tasting coffee without much complexity. Slight undertones of peach are apparent, and a honey-like sweetness. Seems to work nicely in espresso as well as any other coffee brewing method. You can also roast it dark (45 seconds of 2nd cracks) to get a really nice french roast.
USA arrival December 2016
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