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.
This Colombia is a great drinking coffee, with raw sugar sweetness and slight fruit notes. City+ roasts breathe life into this coffee, with malted caramel-vanilla notes, brown sugar complexity, plum, and raisin. Viscous cup, with accents of cinnamon and milk chocolate. City to Full City+. SO Espresso.
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.