The Kanzu washing station can be found in Nyamasheke, tucked away in a valley in the middle of the Congo-Nile Mountain Chain. Situated on the shores of Lake Kivu, the area is often called the Switzerland of Rwanda, and the coffees produced here evoke that […]
Tag: Halfwit Coffee Roasters
Thanks to a small but growing number of dedicated farmers, importers, roasters, and baristas, coffee quality is at an all-time high. But for nonprofessionals, achieving café quality at home can seem out of reach. With dozens of equipment options, conflicting information on how to use […]
region: Timaná, Huila, Colombia
farm: Colombia La Laguna
elevation: 12000 – 2000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
process: fully washed, patio dried
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.
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.
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