We love rich, chocolate-sweet, caramely Colombian coffee like we love…well, anything with caramel and cocoa! Colombian coffee is among the most recognizable and most dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions whose distinct profiles reflect the various microclimates that exist in this large country. We love to source coffees from multiple growing regions in Colombia, like this Cauca, as we are always looking for a cup that contains a nice balance of sweetness, fruity effervescence, and a foundation of cocoa and/or toffee. This Cauca offering is a blend of small lots purchased from producers located in the communities of Popayán. This year, the profiles produced from these areas of Cauca are some of the best in the world. This lot represents a mix of fantastic coffees!!
Cauca’s profile is fruit-forward with toffee sweetness, tart acidity, and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Coffees from this region benefit from high elevation, cool nights, good varieties, and intentional husbandry. We look for lots that have tangy acidity and a balance of sweetness, with a backbone of caramel or cocoa.
These coffees tend to be perfect “breakfast blend” types, versatile and interesting without being too challenging to the palate. We are excited about this one, and we think you will be too!