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You could say that this coffee has big shoes to fill. It's taken the place of the much-loved Asorganic in Quaffee's incredible range of carefully sourced Colombian coffees. Unfortunately Asorganic wasn't available this year due to a problematic harvest, so Quaffee sought out a suitable substitute among organically grown Colombians. We think they found something every bit as good!
This coffee comes from the department of Tolima, which is not one of the regions we often come across in Colombian coffees that make it to South Africa. It was grown by small scale producers and has earned organic certification (at farm).
This is unquestionably a complex coffee; you could call it multi-faceted. In some cups, it gave us an incredible 70% dark chocolate note. In others, there was some pleasant nuttiness. Many finished with citric acidity. We also found stone fruit flavours in quite a few cups; A few even had a tomato relish note!
All this complexity makes it a fun coffee to play around with. While it may have many different sides to it, it's pretty forgiving to the manual brewer, and always shows up with something interesting to taste. We'd recommend you give it a try for yourself and see what you find!
The Tolima coffee is bright, tropical and complex. Expect notes of sweet plum, cherry, and milk chocolate with a smooth citric acidity.
- Characteristics: A four-star complexity coffee, with honey sweetness, fruit and cocoa notes.
- Roast used: What we call a bump, kick and settle roast. Decreasing ROR to start, increased then decreased just before first crack, with just under a minute of development time.
- Producers: Typically 30 small scale producers
- Typical Farm Area: 3 Hectares
- Region: Southern Tolima, Tolima
- Country: Colombia
- Processing: Fully Washed Arabica. Dry Fermentation Process (>+24 hours). Sun-dried in parabolic patios and raised beds.
- Species/Varietal: 100% Arabica: Caturra (70%), Colombia & Castillo
- Growing Altitude: 1,600 - 2,000 masl
- Packaging: Vacuum packed in Pedrua
- Certifications: USDA NOP (organic at farm)