Colombia Huila Buena Vista

Light roasts are loaded with raw honey, and with a flavor similar to candy corn. Darker roasts have a lactic note of fresh whipping cream with caramel, and with a confectionary sugar sweetness that is like coffee nibs. The finish really reminds me of what you'd expect from coffee that has cream and sugar in it - I mean this in the best of ways! City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Feb 14 2013
Lot size 18bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade Excelso
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City is ideal to capture the depth of sweetness.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This coffee represents a blend that is made up of some of the better lots that we cupped from the Huila area. In general, if a high scoring lot is larger that 5 bags, we will try to keep it separate in order to highlight the coffee from a single farmer. But often we cup an abundance of great coffees from a particular region that are much too small to separate, so instead we have them blended at the mill and offer it as a blended lot from a single region. Such is the case for this lot, and we're very pleased with the resulting flavor profile. Huila is a unique part of Colombia in that coffee can be grown at extremely high altitudes due to the climate that is a result of being in close proximity to the Equator. The small farms in the are are planted mostly in Caturra, and are situated in the highlands. Processing is simple, and utilities rudimentary, but quite efficient when done cleanly as this lot exemplifies.
The aromatic profile of the dry grounds are sweetened with honey, and a smell of vanilla wafer cookies. Dark roasts have a pine tar scent that is very sweet with lots of dark honey and clove. Adding hot water brings up the smell of floral sugar in the steam, along with praline, raw almond, brown sugar, and oatmeal cookie with raisin. The sweetness is bolstered at Full City level in both aromatics and cup. Light roasts are loaded with raw honey, and with a flavor similar to candy corn. Darker roasts have a lactic note of fresh whipping cream with caramel, and with a confectionary sugar sweetness that is like coffee nibs. The finish really reminds me of what you'd expect from coffee that has cream and sugar in it - I mean this in the best of ways! There's a slight tea-drying effect in the finish, which is surrounded by flavors of toasted sugar and chocolate milk. City roasts are nice, but I found that City+/Full City roasts really bring out this coffee's potential sweetness. This is definitely a great option for SO espresso.