This is the first of a few coffees that we are going to keep for you, that are well-sourced, delicious but at an affordable price point. I wrote a little piece about what lies ahead for coffee in 2022 here. Don’t worry it’s short, light-hearted and a commitment from us, for the next 6 months and beyond.
On another note, this coffee has been so refreshing and reminded me how much I love simple, clean-washed coffees.
Tablon de Gomez:
Town: Tablon de Gomez
Process: Fully washed
Altitude range: 1800-2100 meters
Varietals: Caturra, Colombia, Typica
Roast; Standard light filter.
Aromatics: Fresh and bright fruity Body: Light Acidity: Sweet, juicy green apple
When this coffee gets down to drinking temperature, for me it is juicy bright green apple acidity, shortbread, and brown sugary sweetness, followed by a cocoa finish. On cooling, the brown sugar theme continues and deepens to maple-like and as the coffee cools right down there is a satisfying citrus linger. Relatively simple, super tasty easy drinking delicious filter coffee.
This coffee is from Cofinet, sourced on the ground from small producers, by a coffee-producing family. Narino is some of the highest-grown coffee in the world, bordering Ecuador. In the Narino region, there are many (40,000+) smallholder farms. The average farm size is approximately 2 hectares. The environmental conditions are perfect for slow-maturing coffee, which can be attributed to depth of flavour. Tablon de Gomez has mostly indigenous smallholder producers. Coffee is often produced as a community, helping one another at different stages of the harvest.