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Colombia Timana Colinas Altas

City+ roasts are sweet, lively white grape and raw cane sugar, some malt caramel/vanilla. Full City develops more chocolate tones, dark plum, and a much longer finish. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Lot size 11bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra, Variedad Colombia
Grade Estate grade 15+ screen
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City will yield balance, complexity, and defined acidity.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This is our second round of Colombia coffees purchased through a new intermediary we started working with at the end of 2014. With this container, we were able cup many, many more samples than the first, and constructed a couple small-producer blends based off similar cup "personalities". This Timana de Huila blend is all about balance - sweetness, bittering "coffee" qualities, fruit notes, and acidity - all equally represented. The farmers are part of a 30+ member association in Timana (the first pic is of Timana town, from above), put together with a focus of increasing quality and production quantity, as well as the ability to export their coffees. Most farms are planted in Caturra, and grown up at 1500+ meters. Processing is done onsite with hand crank pulpers, and the coffee is dried on raised parabolic beds.
The ground coffee is perfumed with fragrant sugar smells, a molasses-oriented sweetness with hazelnut syrup accents. The wetted grounds have a potent sweetness of creme br_l©e, vanilla custard and the fresh burned caramel sugar crust. This focused sweetness found in the aroma is also the backbone of the brewed cup too. The cup hot has a nice mix of dark brown sugar and maple candy-coated nut. Roasted almond comes through as the cup cools, along with a faint cocoa flavor at City+ roast level. The latter element builds with a touch more roast, and Full City pulls out more of that cocoa bittersweetness. Full City roast level makes for a great espresso too, very chocolatey and sweet, subtle fruit notes dotting a lasting Hershey's syrup flavor in the aftertaste. The lighter roasts express a very pleasant acidity too, tartaric and mouth-cleansing, making a near perfect daily drinking coffee. Extremely versatile and balanced coffee, performing well at a fairly wide range of roast levels.