The Classic | Colombia La Restitucion 1kg

The Classic | Colombia La Restitucion 1kg

Espresso Beans 1kg

We’ve cupped a lot of Colombians over the last year. This coffee stood out as the yummiest, and by a long shot. Don’t get us wrong, there are more exciting, interesting and special Colombians out there, but in terms of yumminess this one takes the trophy. It has tonnes of chocolate sweetness and a balance that we really like. Not too much acidity and a flavour combination that just works. In fact, we like it so much it’s now one half of our house blend; The Truth.

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Producer 253 Smallholder Producers
Region Nariño
Varietal Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process Washed
Altitude 1800m - 2200m

About This Coffee

What the FARC? We don’t have enough space on this card to summarise the history of Colombia and its struggles with FARC, but next time you have a spare month of Sundays, we recommend reading up about it. This coffee is part of a community project that has reinstated farmers who lost their land due to forced abandonment, displacement or dispossession during the long-standing conflict with FARC. The project not only helps farmers recover their farms, but through various initiatives, encourages better sustainability and quality.

This coffee is produced by 253 smallholder producers within the municipality of El Tablon de Gómez.

We’ve cupped a lot of Colombians over the last year. This coffee stood out as the yummiest, and by a long shot. Don’t get us wrong, there are more exciting, interesting and special Colombians out there, but in terms of yumminess this one takes the trophy. It has tonnes of chocolate sweetness and a balance that we really like. Not too much acidity and a flavour combination that just works. In fact, we like it so much it’s now one half of our house blend; The Truth.

In the cup, you can expect hints of chocolate orange, sugar and caramel. There is also a flavour note we can’t quite put our finger on, it reminds us of prune, but it’s not prune, go figure. It might even be stewed fruit or plummy, either way, it’s delicious. With milk, a little bit of the sweetness is killed, but it’s not bad, the character in the cup is still there.