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Artisan Roast - Los Andes - Colombia

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Limited release micro lot exclusive to Artisan Roast. A refined and elegant coffee with white grape acidity, maple syrup sweetness and a distinctive yet subtle cooling menthol finish

The dramatic and lush green rolling hills of the region of Huila in the south west of Colombia are home to some truly amazing coffees. They are also home to some amazing small farmers, who until recently remained somewhat anonymous to the coffee world.

The farmers in the region have always been small scale with farms usually only one or two hectares in size. The small volumes of coffee produced on this size of farm are small and in the past small lots of neighbouring farms would have their coffee bulked into larger bulked lots. The coffees were still great and were the building blocks of the reputation Colombia build for delicious, consistent coffee, yet the farmers missed out on recognition.

Artisan roast are working with our export partner in Colombia to give these small farmers more visibility and recognition for their coffee. We are sourcing from a group of around 10 or so farmers in Huila and Cauca, who all produce exemplorary coffee. The sizes of coffee purchases we make will vary, but are very small, more a nano-lot than a micro-lot, and this means farms will come and go off the menu over time sometimes staying for only a few weeks.

Los Andes is one of these farms. Owned by Remigio Quinayas and his family, it's a small two hectare farm in San Augustin, Huila on which he exclusively grows Caturra. The coffee has been roasted to preserve the crisp, elegant grape like acidity and balance this with flavours of brioche and tropical fruit. An underlying maple syrup sweetness and clean creamy mouthfeel rolls onto a subtle yet distinctive minty coolness on the aftertaste, best experienced by gently breathing in after drinking. This characteristic is very rare, and usually only found in the very best of Andean coffees.
In terms of brewing we prefer this coffee as a filter to bring out fresh lingering cooling finish and overall elegance of this micro-lot.

Altitude: 1750m asl
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter
Origin: Central America/Colombia - San Augustin, Huila Department
Owner: Remigio Quinayas
Process Method: Washed
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.