This Colombia is from the Tolima region, and it is neither a microlot nor estate coffee. It is a little bit earthy and generally bland, although one could easily do far worse. It's certainly drinkable, and we brought it in mostly to keep our Colombia blends alive. It is an above average Colombia with a fair amount of sweetness, a little nuttiness, and traditional taste.
The Tolima growing region has become one of my favorite coffee regions in Colombia for two reasons. 1- it consists of mostly small farmers with a passion for quality and minimal corruption. 2 -- the altitude is perfect for coffee. Anything too light will come off as being sour and tangy. My favorite landing point is Full City, not quite into the 2nd cracks, where you get full body, normal coffee flavor, slight acidity, slight earthiness. You can also take it quite dark (up to 40 seconds of 2nd cracks) for a french roast with cocoa undertones. It is an excelso bean, fairly well sorted with few defects, high altitude coffee.
It isn't going to win any awards, but man is it cheap! It's worth the price.
USA Arrival March 2020
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