Cupping Notes: Milk Chocolate, with hints of Cherry and slight Sweet Lemon
Since the days of “Juan Valdez”, Colombia has been well known for some of the most flavorful coffee in the world. Unfortunately, often times the crop that “Juan” brought to our markets was not the best Colombian coffee.
Located high in the mountains between Cali, Medellin, and Bogata, is the community of Huila, which is well known for premium coffee cultivation. Small farms in this “coffee axis” supply us with an extraordinary Colombian coffee from Algeciras, a cooperative owned by two brothers who are working with former guerillas warriors who fought for years against the Colombian government but now have turned their energies toward coffee production. We like supporting such a project. Its totally 'Humanic".
We are fortunate to have access to these small farms through our friend Camilo Yubank of Royal Coffee, who has established friendships with many farmers, and provided them with access to the North American market with fair prices. When he told me the story of this cooperative in Algeciras, and the quality of the coffee, we decided to purchase as much as we can.
We love our Colombia Mile High coffee roasted medium, and one day we decided to leave it in our Diedrich IR-12 roaster for a few more moments, allowing specks of oil to appear on the beans before we dumped into the cooling bin. The result is an exquisite dark roast coffee that is full bodied, smooth on the palate, with deep bold flavor with distinct chocolate accents over orange and cherry notes.
If you enjoy a fully developed dark roast coffee that has no hint of over roasting and with an extremely smooth finish, please give our Colombia Dark a try. It will quickly become one of your favorites.
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We have been fortunate to be at the Vida Joven Farm in Nicaragua during harvest time. Many families earn their yearly income during these five months of hand picking the red coffee cherries. Adults and children alike are involved.