COLOMBIA - ORGANIC
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo | Process: Washed | Altitude: 1550-2030 MASL | Harvest: June 2021 | Producer: Small-scale farmers, ASOSPAC Association | Region: Ataco, Tolima
Rich and balanced, with notes of toffee, caramelised figs, clementine.
This certified organic coffee is smooth and balanced with a deliciously creamy body. It is produced by various smallholder farmers near the village of Gaitania in southern Colombia, an area that we visited several years ago following an epic bus journey from Bogotá. The hillsides are staggeringly steep and beautiful, and the rich volcanic soils and surrounding wetlands and alpine tundra all contribute to the area's unique terroir and cup profile. We've roasted this lot for espresso and moka pot preparations, but it will also make a richer filter coffee.
James's Opinion: Great morning coffee if you have an espresso machine at home, grind fine and try 16-20g with 2 to 1 ratio of water meaning the shot will have weight 36g then add steamed milk or hot water depending on how you like it. steamed milk should add a little sweetness so try without sugar, if too bitter grind a little more coarse and if too acidic try a little finer.