This lot from Finca Buenavista has a honeyed sweetness with light citrus highlights in City roasts. Slightly more developed roasts build fruits like plum and pluot, along with a flavor of raw cane juice. Bodied, sweet, and clean. City to Full City. Single Origin Espresso.
This coffee is from Finca Bellavista, a small-holder farm in Inza de Cauca region of southern Colombia. This particular lot represents one harvest, and only 12 bags milled coffee. Like many of his neighbors, they oversee the processing of their coffee through every stages. We think this is a good thing as it keeps the coffee under one set of scrutinizing eyes, ensuring that the best possible treatment is implemented every step of the way. Hand depulpers are used to remove coffee cherry and the fermentation and washing is usually done in the same tank. The coffee is dried in raised beds which helps to make sure moisture doesn't build up underneath the thin layer of drying coffee.
This lot from FInca Bellavista has a nice sweet/spiced fragrance, dry grounds smelling of raw sugar, cinnamon and all-spice. Wetting the crust with hot water brings on an aroma of raw honey and mulling spices, a complex sweetness echoed on the break. The cup flavors are well defined, and this coffee's finish is quite clean. The sweetness of a City roast is like raw honey, and a slightly tart citrus flavor hangs overhead. The middle shows a strong caramel flavor verging on burned sugar in the aftertaste. City+ roasts start to build some fruited notes, pluot comes to mind, as well as a cane juice flavor. The acidity is well integrated in the cup, adding to an already well-balanced profile. Single origin espresso's are so sweet, viscous, and with a concentrated acidic tartness