Colombia Tolima Merediano Microlot
In our farm-direct Colombia program, when a coffee scores above 88 it becomes a farm-specific lot. That's what we have here, actually a blend of several neighboring producers to form a lot that is small by any standards, the equivalent of 6 jute bags of export coffee! The cup is juicy and bright, the lighter roasts having a slight hazelnut roast tone overlayed with strawberry and nectarine. Darker roasts turn a bit toward red apple fruits, combined with an emerging roast bittersweet. Looking at the roasts I did, the light City roast looked impossibly under-done, but cupped wonderfully, my top pick for sure. So listen to first crack and stop the roast when it has concluded. City to City+ roast.