Colombia is making great strides in traceability, quality, and responsible farming. This microlot came from the Cauca region via the Asorcafe co-op and has Organic certification. The Asorcafe was started 10 years ago with the goal of better marketing and pricing for their coffee in the global marketplace
This is not entirely "typical" of a Colombia. It sold for a huge premium over generic Colombia, and the farmers directly received the premium for their attention to quality.
My favorite roast of this is just at verge of 2nd cracks, not quite yet there. It's a smooth full flavored coffee with a lot going on in it, and probably would not pass as "ordinary Colombian" even to the average person. We note tastes of cherry cola and fig newton cookies, sweet chocolate, and no bitterness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Very little acidity. Very drinkable, as I sit here writing about it, I keep subconsciously draining my mug and reaching for a refill. If in doubt as to when to let the beans dump, lean towards a slightly lighter roast as opposed to a slightly darker one, so you don't lose the dried fruit notes rarely found in a South American bean.
US arrival of September 2023