Colombia Timaná SWP Decaf - Archived Review

Colombia Timaná SWP Decaf - Archived Review

$7.20

THIS COFFEE HAS SOLD OUT. A refined sweetness at City+ - white sugar to cane juice - spiced cider and a hint of sweet cocoa. Background notes of rye and barley malt, and clean finish. City+ to Full City+.

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Additional Info

Varietal Mixed
Grade Estate grade 15+ screen
Arrival Date June
Appearance .3 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Intensity / Prime Attribute Mild-Medium Intensity/Balance, cane juice, baking spices
Region Timana, Huila
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+
Organic No
Farm Gate Yes
Recommended for Espresso Yes

Description

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This custom decaf is a blend of current-crop, small-producer coffees from the Timaná region of Huila. We've been buying coffee from an association in this region going on a full year now, and are pleased with the selection and quality of the coffees we are shown. We're able to cup many samples, and from them construct a couple small-producer blends based off similar cup "personalities", as well as select for micro-lot offers.The association was put together with a focus of increasing the quality and production of member's coffee farms, as well as assist with exporting, gaining farmers access to the global market. This blend was not selected specifically for decaffeination, but rather we broke off a chunk of the regular lot and had it decaf'd so can offer both. That is one of the most attractive parts of selecting your own decafs, the ability to control the quality, which for this custom decaf is quite high.

This blend from Timaná resulted in a sweet cup, subtly spiced, and a fairly clean finish. The dry grounds smell of burned sugars, a touch of barley malt, and all-spice. Once you add hot water, sugary aspects build in the steam, along with contrasting note of rye bread. The cup has a refined sweetness at City+, a cross between white sugar and cane juice. It's a welcome sweetness level, especially for a decaf, and as it cools makes way to notes of spiced cider and a hint of sweet cocoa. The grain-like notes sensed in the aromatics are fall into the backdrop, most apparent in the finish. It's a clean decaf cup, and will does best starting at City+, and I imagine will work well with minimal 2nd snaps. Speaking of 'snaps', I had a nice audible crackling marking first snaps, allowing me to mark my roast times with relative ease (not always the case with decafs!).