Hernando Chantre has been a coffee farmer his entire life. However, it is only recently that he has been able to maximise his farm’s potential for high-quality production. At 1,950 meters, it is no surprise that, by nature, his coffee is exceptional. But with only […]
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 […]
region: Acevedo, Huila, Colombia
producer: John Torres, Maria Bercelia
elevation: 1600 – 1800 meters above sea level
cultivars: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
process: fully washed, patio dried
The aroma of the Colombia La Marimba is bright, fragrant, and fruit-forward. Tropical stone fruit and citrus bring some liveliness amid musty wisps of black currant tea, baking spices, and sweet caramelized sugars.
The flavor is much livelier than the nose, though the notes from the aroma have carried through to the cup. It’s a lightly medium-bodied coffee that features a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel and a complex citric acidity. I’m picking up notes of papaya, apricot, orange, and nectarine, up front while heavier flavors of butterscotch, nougat, cocoa, cola, black currant, and Curacao (a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curacao) provide backbone.
New name – same approach to sourcing and roasting great coffees; Sey Coffee Roasters (formerly Lofted Coffee) provided us with an outstanding and uniquely profiled coffee in their Colombia La Marimba.
This was a sweet and fairly complex coffee, featuring bright and lively tropical fruit and stone fruit and thick, chewy flavors of nougat, cocoa, and black currant. The cup is structured tremendously, allowing both the bright, lively fruit flavors and the dense, heavy sugary flavors to both
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