DESCRIPTION: honeydew, orange blossom, cream
WHY WE LOVE IT: Subtle citrus and the delicate fruitiness of melon sit atop a creamy mouthfeel in this coffee from one of our favorite producing families.
REGION: San Agustin, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1,800 m
PROCESSING: Washed, Sun-dried
VARIETY: Caturra, Yellow Bourbon
Many years ago, we built a friendship with Carlos Imbachi, a respected producer in Colombia’s Huila Department. Our first ever offering from Carlos is still talked about in our Roastery as one of the best coffees we've ever released. Today, Carlos' legacy carries on thanks to the next generation. His children are committed to continuing the family business of producing some of Colombia’s best coffee, and some of our favorite coffee.
Three of his children — Sonia, Diego, and Ever — have purchased their own small plots from Carlos’ Finca Buenavista, where they grow their own unique coffees. We were proud to present a Gesha variety from the family as a part of our Cupping Room Series, and now present to you this mix of Caturra and Yellow Bourbon.
In the cup, we get a ripe melon fruitiness with a subtle but very pleasing hint of citrus, reminding us of orange blossom. On the initial cupping, we were very taken by the mouthfeel of the coffee, which presents as very cream and adds a light and sugary sweetness. We think you'll love the balance and sweetness of this coffee, the product of a relationship and a family that stands the test of time.