Cupping Notes: Milk Chocolate, with hints of Cherry and slight Sweet Lemon
Some of the most flavorful coffee in the world is grown in the high mountains of Colombia, in the region between Cali, Bogata and Medellin. The communities of Huila, Antioquia, and Risaralda are well known for premium coffee cultivation.
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.
We are fortunate to have access to some small farms in this region, through the efforts of our Nicaraguan friend Camilo, who has established friendships with many farmers, and provided them with access to the North American market with fair prices.
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 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.