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Colombia Huila Valencia

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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate No
Region South America
Grade Excel 15+
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations Takes a wide, wide range of roasts from City+ to Full City to Full City+ to Vienna. I am partial to FC here.
Weight 1 LB
This is an stand-out lot from a fairly large coffee supplier that ships full container loads of coffee. Their coffees (Valencia is simply their brand for Huila coffees, not a farm designation or area) are always good, but this one really jumped out at me for it's brightness, balance, and plain-old drinkability. It was clearly better than the 4 other lots offered. It might sound odd to say, but after tasting a lot of exotics, it's ncie to come back to a solid, classic, balanced cup like this. It takes a wide range of roasts and performs well across the board. Light roasts have clean nutty tones, almond (not like the dry-roasted peanut you find in Brazils). The coffee shows a good bittersweetness starting around Full City through Vienna. There's pear and mango fruit note, very clean and mild, lurking behind the roast flavor, and a good "dark brown sugar" sweetness in the finish. Even at the lightest roasts I tested, the acidity was never too agressive or sour, but makes it's presence known enough to provide that necessary balance and prevent the cup from having the proverbial "flat" taste that lower grown coffees demonstrate. So if you are in need of some relief, or want some solid crowd-pleasing coffee, I can't recommend this lot enough.