This is a very limited set of 5 coffees that scored 88 points and higher. In the set you get 1 Lb each of 5 different coffees from individual farmer-members of the Asoceas Cooperative in Herrera, Tolima. I have made separate notes and total scores for each, with the attribute scores representing the average of them.
This is a very limited set of 5 coffees that scored 88 points and higher. We had selected this coffee with the idea that, the lots being so tiny, we would blend them when they arrived. But after cupping how nice they are, we decided to offer them as separate coffees in this set. These are our all-star farmers ... in fact I wanted to call this offering Los Pijaos! which is the soccer team from Tolima and known as some real badass players. But I already used that name elsewhere... Anyway, in the set you get 1 Lb each of 5 different coffees from individual farmer-members of the Asoceas Cooperative in Herrera, Tolima. I have made separate notes and total scores for each, with the attribute scores representing the average of them. That's not easy to do, because each is slightly different. But as neighboring farms they share many things as well, since they come from the same environment, soils and climate, and are largely from the same seedstock. But it's amazing how each farmers work, slight differences in picking and processing, result in unique cup flavors.
Felix Guzman: This was the largest lot, with milk chocolate dominating the fragrance, with a hint of floral herbs. Aroma has sweet spice, cinnamon and raisin-peach note on the break. Plum, baked peach, toffee, sweet spices. 88 Points
Oscar Gutierrez: A restrained aroma with toffee caramel and panela sugar. Berry and floral linden notes in the cup. Opens up as it cools with apricot flavors emerging. 89.5 Points
Martin Fonseca: Dark fruits and caramel aroma. Very sweet fruits in the cup, flame grape, tropical notes (guava and passionfruit), slight fruit skin drying note in the finish. Juicy cup character. 91.5 points
Hernan Quintero: Very sweet aromatically, and more straight-forward in the cup. A classic, sweet Tolima coffee with caramel apple, nice sweet-bittersweet balance, and hint of black tea in the finish. 89
The Micro-Micro Farmer Blend: Yes, 3 farmers that were even too small to produce a small lot. They are Nelson Henriquez, Daniel Chaguala, and Hernan Arias. These beautiful coffees average above 90 points! Very sweet dried fruit aromatic, with fig and plum. Ripe grape notes with a hit of warming spice in the finish, syrupy body. 90.6 points