Tag: Colombia

Firestone Walker Brewing Company // Mocha Merlin

Firestone Walker Brewing Company // Mocha Merlin

With an infusion of local roast coffee, a dash of cocoa nibs and touch of seasonal sorcery, Firestone Walker’s signature Velvet Merkin oatmeal stout has been transformed into Mocha Merlin for fall and winter enjoyment. This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend […]

Superlost Coffee // Solo Sábado

Superlost Coffee // Solo Sábado

Superlost Coffee is a new roaster in Brooklyn, New York, and today we’re featuring their inaugural batch, Solo Sábado. Solo Sábado is a Colombian coffee from Caicedonia an area known for its high altitude coffee. High-grown coffee yields less fruit on the plant, but it […]

Halftwit Coffee Roasters // Colombia La Laguna

Halftwit Coffee Roasters // Colombia La Laguna

It’s no secret why Colombian coffees grown in the department of Huila are highly prized – bright yet structured acidities and velvety mouthfeel combine to create a beautifully balanced cup. They remain approachable enough for the everyday drinker, but complex enough for those seeking something unique. Coffees from Huila are undoubtedly the best of Colombian coffee – the Andes mountains carve their way through the region, and the high altitude coupled with diverse microclimates ensure first-class coffee growing conditions. 95% of the coffees grown in Huila are high quality, highly traceable microlots. In the area surrounding the town of Timaná, farmers grow primarily Caturra varietal, which is generally regarded as having better cup quality though it is less resistant to disease. This offering from Finca La Laguna was processed in the traditional Colombian style, depulped onsite and fermented in small, tiled tanks that hold a single day’s harvest. The coffee is then washed up to five times before going to the patio, helping to create a very clean and stable cup.*

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Colombia La Laguna, from Halfwit Coffee Roasters in Chicago, Illinois, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

region: Timaná, Huila, Colombia
farm: Colombia La Laguna
producer: N/A
association: N/A
elevation: 12000 – 2000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
process: fully washed, patio dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma of the Colombia La Laguna is so sweet, so fragrant. Sweet baked goods, molasses, ginger, apple, grape, and white wine…

This is a beautiful coffee, right out of the gate; I actually exclaimed “wow” after my first sip. It’s on the lighter side of a medium body, possessing a silky mouthfeel with a bright, lively white wine acidity. Flavors of unrefined sugar, crisp green grape, and candy apple sweetness on top, held up by bakers chocolate, anise, hazelnut, molasses, toffee, and toasty cinnamon beneath.

FINALTHOUGHTS

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen a recent tweet about this coffee, in which I boldly proclaim, “I’m just gonna say it. The Colombia La Laguna…is THE BEST coffee from @HalfWitCoffee I’ve had yet.” I’ve had a LOT of coffees from Halfwit; in fact, I think Halfwit has been featured on the Table more than any other roaster. So I know my tweet is a bold proclamation, but it’s one I’m standing behind.

Halfwit Coffee Roasters’s Colombia La Laguna is the best offering I’ve had from them yet. For a coffee that was so bright and lively, it was structured very well; it had great balance, with its effervescence being contrasted by its heavy, chewy flavors of toffee and molasses. Moreover, it was just a damn tasty coffee.

*content courtesy of Halfwit Coffee Roasters

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Boulevard Brewing // Early Riser Coffee Porter

Boulevard Brewing // Early Riser Coffee Porter

Early Riser Coffee Porter is a porter brewed by Boulevard Brewing that is infused with a coffee from Cauca, Cajibia, Colombia, roasted by Maps Coffee Roasters. Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping Early Riser Coffee Porter, from Boulevard […]

Sey Coffee Roasters // Colombia La Marimba

Sey Coffee Roasters // Colombia La Marimba

Constructed from winning lots that emerged from the inaugural Acevedo Cup competition in Acevedo, Colombia, this lot is comprised of producers from the La Marimba hamlet in southern Huila. Some well-established community leaders were in attendance and they had already decided to organize meetings among Acevedo […]