Tag: Savannah

PERC Coffee // Kenya Tambaya AA

PERC Coffee // Kenya Tambaya AA

Kenya Tambaya is one of the coffee factories (wet-mills that are organized as cooperatives) within the Rumukia Coffee Farmer Society in the Karatina area of Nyeri, Kenya. Tambaya is close to Mukurwe-ini, and was formerly part of this society until it fell apart in the 1990s. […]

PERC Coffee // Ethiopia Gera

PERC Coffee // Ethiopia Gera

Ethiopia Gera is from a single cooperative in the Gera Woreda of Jimma, Western Ethiopia. The coop draws from small-holder farms ranging in altitude from 1900 to 2100 meters, with a mix of local heirloom varietals planted by tradition. Typically farms in this area sold only […]

PERC Coffee // El Aguacate Colombia

PERC Coffee // El Aguacate Colombia

1430317790922Colombia Aguacate hails from a group of 30 small-scale producers in the District of Santa Barbara, Municipality of Sandonà, Department of Nariño.

The coffee is traditionally fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm and naturally fermented in cement tanks for 14-24 hours. It is 100% sun-dried at each farm in green house and roof type drying patios with beds or plastic mesh floor.

During growing season, the coffee is shaded by plantain, banana and guamos plants and fertilized using 70% organic / 30% chemical compost.

The man himself, George Howell, once described this coffee as “arguably the finest Colombian coffee ever produced.” Given my experience with it and with PERC, I am very, very excited to dig in.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the El Aguacate Colombia, from PERC Coffee in Savannah, Georgia, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS:

region: Santa Barbara, Sardona, Nariño, Colombia
farm/factory: N/A
producer: smallholder farmers
association: El Aguacate Cooperative
elevation: 1700 – 2000 meters above sea level
cultivar(s): Caturra, Colombia
process: fully washed, patio dried
certifications: standard

CUPPINGNOTES:

The aroma of the El Aguacate Colombia is bright and fruity, with scents of cherry, red berries, caramel, and honey jumping out of the cup.

Wow. Right out of the gate, immediately post-brew, this medium-bodied coffee floods my palate with incredibly bright, lively, sweet, juicy fruits: black currant and cherry, in particular, but I’m also tasting flavors of raisin, cranberry, fig, and plum. This juicy river has a fluid bed of molasses, cane sugar, and bittersweet dark chocolate. Actually, the molasses, sugar, and cherry flavors combined create something of a cherry cola flavor.

As the cup cools off, not much changes really. The body remains even, the mouthfeel remains juicy, and the overall flavor profile doesn’t really shift. If anything, the flavors come together, becoming more of a cohesive unit.

Medium body; juicy mouthfeel; berry acidity; clean finish.

FINALTHOUGHTS:

I had a feeling that the El Aguacate Colombia, from PERC Coffee, would be an awesome coffee. And you know what? I was right. This was an absolutely awesome coffee.

Bright, lively, juicy, and brimming with flavor, the Aguacate excites and delights the taste buds from beginning to end.

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PERC Coffee // Kiamariga AA Kenya

PERC Coffee // Kiamariga AA Kenya

Grown in the central highlands of Kenya, the coffee we’ll be sipping today is PERC’s latest “Top Shelf” coffee, the Kenya Kiamariga AA. This batch is from the Kiamariga Wet Mill, which is part of the Mathira North Coffee Cooperative Society. Welcome to my Table, here in […]

PERC Coffee // Oporapa Colombia

PERC Coffee // Oporapa Colombia

Oporapa marks the arrival of main crop Colombia for the folks of PERC Coffee. Oporapa is an exciting coffee to feature, in that it’s one of Cafe Imports’s new line of Regional Selects. Regional Selects is a new project Cafe Imports created in Colombia that is meant to […]