We are very thankful to be able to secure a lot (our favorite) coffee as part the Best Cup Colombia Auction from Cafe Imports and Banexport.
Absolutely stunning notes of Lavender, white grape, sweet fuji apple with a brown sugar sweetness. We had this coffee on the top of our list for days after cupping. Truly a great coffee and an example of what quality farming and processing can produce. We have this coffee scored as a solid 90.5.
Roasters from around the world cupped coffees from the four top Colombia regions over 4 days, scoring the top 15 that would go to auction. It was an arduous task, but well worth the time!“The initial motivation was just like Cup of Excellence, which is about quality discovery: Who and where are the great producers, and how can we meet them and reward them?” “Then it’s also about price discovery for growers, to see that people are willing to pay more money for top-quality coffees. It’s about trying to keep them in the quality game, otherwise you can’t keep young people in farming—they leave to go find work in the cities. Now we keep seeing these examples of young guys who take a small piece of land and they want to do something innovative because they think that’s the future. It’s awesome.”
Altitude: 1817 MASL