Apple-like vibrance adds structure to notes of semi-sweet chocolate, dried pear and walnut. Capable of deep chocolate roast tone with development. City+ to Full City+.
|Region||Buenos Aires, San Jose de Lourdes District|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||February 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
This lot is comprised of coffees from six producers in the town of Buenos Aires (or "caserio", meaning "hamlet"). This area is located in San Jose de Lourdes, which hasn't seen the same investment in the local roads like some of the neighboring areas and is therefore a bit isolated. Getting out to the growing communities means crossing a river in a boat, which does not hinder deliveries, but it sure slows things down. The farmers who contributed to this lot are growing mainly Caturra cultivars on plots that average in size at about 1 hectare, and farm altitudes start at 1800 meters above sea level.
The dry fragrance has a chocolate and sweet nut smell, like roasted pistachio, raw hazelnut and cocoa powder. Wet aromatics touch on chocolate cookie smells and the smells in the steam are so sweet. City+ roasts show a pleasant apple-like vibrance that adds structure and an apple flavor note to semi-sweet chocolate, dried pear and walnut. This is my favorite roast level for drinking as it's both sweet and structured and doesn't quite tease out the bittersweetness that comes a shade darker. Don't get me wrong, Full City roasts are delicious too but acidity is muted, which I know will suit other's taste hence the "City+ to Full City" recommendation.