Colombia is having one of its best years in a long time, with a plentiful harvest, and a special attention to quality. This bag came in decorated with an impressionist painting of bright flowers and is not entirely "typical" of a Colombia. We got this direct from the farm through the La Minita company, and the farm is run by Hernan Fernandez, in the Jardin region, on a 5000 foot altitude coffee estate called "Finca La Meseta"
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.
My favorite roast of this is just at verge of 2nd cracks. It's a smooth full flavored coffee, and although it might pass as "ordinary Colombian" to the average person, you and I will notice what makes this so special. Undertones of orange creamsicle! Orange, vanilla, and a hint of cocoa with a creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet dry aftertaste. Really cool for a Colombia coffee. If in doubt as to when to let the beans dump, lean towards a slightly lighter roast as opposed to a slightly darker one, to fully enjoy the orange vanilla notes.
This was a really small microlot, and if you search the web for other roasters who were lucky enough to get a few bags of this, they are selling it for $17 to $22 a pound roasted....something tells me this one's gonna go fast.
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