During the harvest season, growers from within certain communities—for instance, Cauca, Tolima, Huila, and Nariño in Colombia—have their coffees cupped and scored for potential inclusion in a “Regional Select” lot, a coffee that scores between 84–86 points and displays characteristics indicative of its growing region. We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather, and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees, when they are picked ripe and handled properly. These coffees are selected by cup and then blended, like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a 4-mile radius.
Farm: Various smallholder farms
Region: Huila, Colombia
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process method: Dried in parchment
Flavor notes: Dark fruit, herbal, lemon
8 oz / 227 g. Whole bean
We roast Tuesday and Thursday. We ship Wednesday and Friday.