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Artisan Roast: Colombia, Finca Vista Hermosa, Washed

Tasting notes: Fruit like flavours of apple, raisins and orange citrus combine with hazelnut and milk chocolate in this classic representation of huila, a region of colombia synonymous with quality coffee.  

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An exclusive speciality micro-lot from artisan roast!

Coffee farms in Colombia are small operations, family orientated and usually only one or two hectares in size. In the past, neighbouring farms pooled their harvests into larger bulked lots - the coffees were still great and were the building blocks of Colombia's reputation for delicious, consistent coffee, yet the farmers missed out on recognition. Because producers also typically process their own coffee it meant the coffee world also missed out on truly unique and delicious flavour distinctions resulting from variations in terroir and post harvest processing techniques.Artisan Roast are working with our export partner in Colombia to give these small farmers more visibility and recognition for their coffee. Our latest coffee in this venture of recognition comes from Ana Milena Claros' farm Vista Hermosa.  Ana's farm, just to the north of Huila's main city Pitalito, is run in partnership with her husband and family.  With high altitude, continued use of the traditional cultivar Caturra, and support from technical managers in the area to manage longer fermentation times, this coffee shows what Huila coffees can be.

The roast has been kept light to showcase the complexity of flavour profile and refinement in Ana's coffee. Sweet raisin, apple and orange citrus notes combine with flavours of roasted hazelnut and milk chocolate.  Subtle further characteristics of plum and cinnamon are noticeable in low intensity depending on brew method as well. The acidity is structured, complex and enhances the orange citrus characteristic while a complementary high level of sweetness keeps the overall taste profile in perfect balance.

Altitude: 1700m asl
Farm/Coop: Finca Vista Hermosa
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Black, With milk
Origin: Colombia, Central America
Region: Oporara Municipality, Huila Department, Colombia
Owner: Ana Milena Claros
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Fruit like flavours of apple, raisins and orange citrus combine with hazelnut and milk chocolate in this classic representation of huila, a region of colombia synonymous with quality coffee.  
Varietals: Caturra

Roasterr: Artisan Roast

LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES

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Initial collection: Artisan Roast - Edinburgh

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.