This coffee represents the next offering in our ongoing Colombian micro-lot series, and is every bit as enjoyable as last month’s syrupy-sweet Honey from Luz Chasoy. Benefitting from high-altitude and careful washed preparation it is bright, clean and incredibly fragrant in all brewing methods. On the nose I got sweet notes of buttery ginger biscuits and jammy fruit which were an encouraging sign of a tasty coffee to come. Blackcurrant fruit compote and nectarine, delicate notes of orange flower water and rich shortbread combine to deliver a superbly balanced and appealing cup.
In trials we found it rewarding to work with across a wide range of brewing methods; filter brews are sugar-sweet and espresso is bright yet balanced. Despite the high levels of acidity it also works exceptionally well with shorter milk drinks where the jammy blackcurrant notes and rich, biscuity tones stand out in this characterful and moreish coffee.
Farm: Finca Villa Norena, Ibague, Tolima
Altitude: 1750m / Caturra, Typica & Yellow Bourbon arabica
Variety: Caturra, Typica & Yellow Bourbon arabica
Process: Fully Washed
Flavour: Juicy blackcurrant, nectarine and butter shortbread