Colombia San Antonio Lorenzo Mosquera Microlot

Colombia San Antonio Lorenzo Mosquera Microlot

Farm Description

We have just over 100 lbs of this great micro-lot left, so we are re-listing it. Get it while you can.

In my opinion Colombia is part of coffees holy trinity with Ethiopia and Kenya. (Cue, tomato throwing Guatemalan fanatics i.e. Thompson Owen)

Colombia has such fantastic diversity from north to south in terms of the geographical aesthetic, altitude, micro climates and yes, coffee flavors. Now it's important to note that I'm a sucker for sweetness in coffees. Along with absolute cleanliness I really don't think there is any more important sensory component in a coffees flavor profile. It's an indication of proper cherry selection and, as you all know, we are dealing with a fruit here. Pedregal coffees are so sweet and the range of sweetness is maybe what's most impressive. Brown sugar and raw honey perfume the aromatics intensely while, although still present in the cup itself, juicy fruit flavors like green grape and red apple are most apparent. These are some of the sweetest coffees. I know them better than most as I've been working with this group for what is now the 7th consecutive year.

Getting out to Pedregal is arduous. In the past year, heavy rains and the resulting rising rivers knocked out a bridge that connects the growing region to the nearest major city with a municipal airport. It has not been rebuilt, and now this road less traveled includes a river crossing via motorized canoe. It's all in the spirit of adventure, right? Anyway, we've done more lot separation, on a regional level, this year than we've ever done in the past. Pedregal is the equivalent of what we would call a county here in the states. The coffee is grown in the tiny hamlets perched up in surrounding highlands at altitudes ranging from 1700 masl to over 2000 masl. La Palmera, Agua Blanca, Palmichal, La Venta, La Milagrosa, San Jose, San Rafael, etc each produce coffee that can fairly unique from another. Due to its isolation Pedregal has escaped a lot of the Colombia and Castillo varietal (catimor) propaganda from the government. Caturra still reigns supreme and we've even found small amounts of Bourbon and Typica mixed in with it.

Folks, these are world class coffees. Their completeness and complexity are hard to match in Latin America. Tom, Dan and myself have spent days on end last summer and all through the winter, evaluating Pedregal coffees, and constructing these lots. All this cupping along with three visits already this year, you can believe that were heavily invested in this project; and for good reason. We'll have a fairly consistent supply of these coffees coming through the year due to climate change and the constant rainfall/flowering in Colombia. All of that said, I expect these coffees to be very popular so get them while you can.

-Aleco

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

From the initial ground coffee to the very last sip, this microlot from Lorenzo Mosquera is floral, sweet, and has a refreshing acidity - qualities we find to be central to the lots we've chosen from the Pedregal area. This is part of our first group of Pedregal microlots that we'll be listing on Coffee Shrub for the holiday season. This lot represents 4 bags, so get it while you can! This coffee starts it off right, with so much sweetness coming up in the dry grounds. The combination of peach and floral honey is really quite intoxicating. Stone fruits continue to be a presence when adding hot water. The sweet flesh of apricot and peach come up from the crust, which intermingles nicely with the almond/marzipan note that is found on the break. A cup characteristic that is common to many of these Pedregal lots is apple. This lot has a Fuji apple sweetness in the cup, with that almost liquid sugar aspect that is found in these apples - like apple juice. Just as refreshing is this coffees acidity. It's lively, almost sparkling, like the juice found in green grapes. The finish is comprised of vanilla bean and fresh cream. While we recommend lighter roasts as ideal for regular brewed coffee, a Full City/ Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. ">Full City+ roast (sans first crack) will produce a nice, well balanced shot of SO espresso.

Score

88

Lot Size

4

Roast Recommendations

City/City+ is recommended, but darker roasts will make a very nice SO espresso. Its best to let this coffee rest at least 24 hours.

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Bourbon     Caturra     Typica    

Grade & Appearance

15+ Estate Grade

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Virgilio and his processing station

Producer Association Leadership

Parchment Storage ( in the bedroom )

Special Delivery

Ajiaco aka Soup of the Gods

Intensive cupping work behind these offerings meant lots and lots of tables like this
 

Comments

#1 SO VIVID! Strawberry

SO VIVID! Strawberry watermelon juiciness and so intensely and expansively sweet. Finishes with all that malty demerara sugar rum sweetness. These Colombias are making me sweat! Swee-aht!

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