Origin: Colombia (Huilla)
Estate: Finca Primavera
Farmer: Arnulfo Leguizamo & family
Processing: Wet Processed
Altitude: 1840 m
Certification: RFA (Rainforest Alliance)
Taste Notes: Lemon and tomato juice, with floral & nutty notes & juicy acidity. Long clean aftertaste.
This is a stonking single-origin coffee from Colombia, and it's one I'd highly recommend even if the flavour notes may seem slightly peculiar.
This is a really interesting flavour profile, for me.
There are definitely floral notes, lots of lemon, some nutty flavours, a juicy acidity, and for me there's a fairly prominent note of tomato juice!
Such a savoury note might not be what you're expecting from coffee, but as with most flavour notes with coffee, we're talking about subtle flavour notes, this isn't going to be like drinking tomato soup ;-).
When combined with the other flavour notes, what really springs to mind when drinking this coffee is "Wake up Mary" or "Coffee Mary" - which is basically an alcohol-free bloody mary made with cold brew coffee.
Having been impressed with one single origin Colombian coffee, I wanted to try another and the description of this looked interesting. The beans are very light in appearance and 18g gives a perfect double dose, with no need for trimming. It's certainly a very interesting flavour, very floral and citrusy as promised. However, although it's different and certainly not unpleasant, personally I prefer something more on the bitter and smoky side.
Not my cup of tea (or coffee, to be precise) but others looking for something less bitter might well enjoy this.