Five New Coffees

August 7, 2015
 
Our first coffees from Urrao, Antioquia have arrived – Colombia Cup of Antioquia – Hugo Sepulveda, and Colombia Cup of Antioquia – Jose Leobardo. Both coffees were in the top 50 of 2014, Hugo actually took 5th place, quite a feat when you consider there were over 800 entries last year! These two coffees represent our introduction to the region of Urrao, a highland are tucked away in the northwest corner of Antioquia with a strong small-holder coffee growing tradition. We paid a handsome price for these two coffees to keep them out of the auctions. They show extremely unique cup profiles – cleanly fruited and integrated acidity – and perhaps most importantly, this purchase helped solidify our interest in growing a buying program in the region. Consider these a window into "what’s to come", as we have 1/2 container-full of Urrao micro lots and blends landing in the next couple weeks.
 
Colombia Cup of Antioquia – Hugo Sepulveda – cups like a competition winner – fruit punch, stewed stone fruits, mulling spice hints and well-integrated acidity. Descriptors build as the cup cools, an array of fruit-juice flavors, backed with thick, honey sweetness, and mouth-cleansing finish.

 

Colombia Cup of Antioquia – Jose Leobardo – cups with fruit-forward complexity, from tart berry to orange-infused honey. The body is lush like fruit juice, and deeper roasts bring on a delicious dark-chocolate flavor to the mix. Amazing for espresso.

 

Guatemala Xinabajul – San Antonio Huista – makes for a clean cup, filled out with sugar-browning, honey sweetness and spiced accents. Middle roast levels have elements of apple crisp – baked apples with cinnamon stick and raw sugar crumble. Good for espresso.

 

Panama Boquete Camiseta Estate – Flavors of caramel, butter pecan and a mouth-cleansing, balanced acidity. Definitely a coffee we’d drink every day.

 

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul – Peña Roja – has incredible stone-fruit juice sweetness with great body and weight similar to apple juice. Dark roasts build high % cacao bar retaining fruit-forward characteristics. Good for espresso.
 
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