Colombia is a diverse group of growing regions spread from North to South along the three "cordilleras," the mountain ranges that are the Northern extensions of the Andes. Colombian coffees can be outstanding. Most coffee, especially from the Southern growing areas of Huila, Cauca, Narino and Tolima, comes from small family farms, and when the picking and processing are done well they can be exceptional: Silky body, cane sugar sweetness, floral hints and traces of tropical fruits are found in the best Colombia coffees.
El Templo de Palestina has brown sugar sweetness at City/City+, that changes toward more dark caramel with roast level. Flavors of apple and white grape are refreshing, and define acidity too. Heavier roasts bring about fruited chocolate and some rindy citrus, retaining much of the brightness of lighter roasts. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso.
Gerardo Bravos coffee is incredibly balanced, with malic to tartaric acidity, candied sweetness, and black tea. Fruits pop up in the cooling cup, apple, cherry, and plum. Full City roasts show rich, bittersweet cacao bar. City to Full City. Learn More
This blended lot shows great in the middle roast ranges. Honey, dark sugar, apple, and a malic acidity define City+ and Full City roasts. This coffee packs solid sweetness, and is one thats deserving of a second cup! City+ to Full City+. Learn More
Brayan Joven brings us a near-perfect coffee. A crystal-clear profile with enough top-noted complexity to keep the adjectives rolling. Honey, apple, plum, cherry, and fig - a fruit basket for sure, with malic to tartaric acidity that cuts nicely. Juicy mouthfeel and body, and ultra-clean finish. City to Full City. SO Espresso. Learn More
Apia is a nice Organic offering, with honey and fruit that we look for in our better Colombia coffees. Apple, pear, weighty mouthfeel, long sweetness - great as a brewed coffee or espresso. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso. Learn More
WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF ALL 150 OF THE COLOMBIA CONTAINER SAMPLERS
This is a great way to take a focused look at all of the coffees from a single container. Colombia offers some of the cleanest cups, and well articulated cup profiles, of the Americas. The range of attributes runs from honeyed sweetness, juicy fruits, and sparkling acidity. Now, not all of these coffees will be available on Sweet Maria's - we buy for two businesses these days - so we apologize if there's a coffee that wins your heart but is out of reach (we've done our best to split the qualities equally between the two). Three of these coffees are available on Sweet Maria's right now, and we will list the other two that are slated for the business in the next couple weeks. There are only 150 container samplers available, so we are limiting one per household.