Colombia Narino Buesaco

There's a maltiness in darker roasts, that is like sugar in the raw. The cup is smooth, sweet, and with a touch of malic tartness in the acidity. There is a lactic quality too that reminds me of fresh cream caramel, which plays off flavors of apple juice nicely. At Full City roasts have a juiciness to them with a slight tart note, like cranberry grape juice. The mouthfeel is silky and with a finishing flavor of sweet cocoa. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Covered Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Dec 11 2013
Lot size 80bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Caturra
Grade SHB EP Prep
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ through Full City+ works well
Weight 1
The small town of Buesaco is on the Pacific Coast side of Colombia in the greater Departament of Narino. This is a very 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. This particular lot is made up from a few small-holders in the area, all producing coffee on less than 2 hectares each. Production involves hand-crank depulpers, and the coffee is fermented and washed onsite, and then laid out on covered drying beds. A simple method producing very solid results.
This coffee from Buesaco has an interesting scent to it, lightly fruited and sweet, and with a uniquely sweet smell of fresh bread right out of the grinder. There's an inciting smell of fresh pumpernickel, like dark sugars and caraway seed. It combines well with notes of caramel sauce and with plum fruit and concord grape. Hot water brings on a smell of Pecan pie, deeply sweet like it's saturated with brown sugar and butter. There's a maltiness in darker roasts, that is like sugar in the raw. The cup is smooth, sweet, and with a touch of malic tartness in the acidity. There is a lactic quality too that reminds me of fresh cream caramel, which plays off flavors of apple juice nicely. At Full City roasts have a juiciness to them with a slight tart note, like cranberry grape juice. The mouthfeel is silky and with a finishing flavor of sweet cocoa. City+ is about as light as I'd take this coffee with Full City roasts really developing potential sweetness.