If you’ve been around a little while, you know we love partnering with “RGB,” Rigoberto Sanchez, whose farm is in the beautiful hills of Southern Huila, Colombia. He consistently farms some of the best coffees we’ve tasted, and this new microlot is — not surprisingly — outstanding.
A little about the process — this is a fully washed coffee. It’s slightly over-ripe when picked, then the beans are left in-husk to rest for 12 hours. Next there is 48 hours of open dry mass fermentation before being dried in a greenhouse for 15 days. This creates a rich and fruity profile.
After we small-batch roasted the green beans and had a cupping session, our roasting team kept coming back to the word “nostalgic.” It is a medium roast with a comforting flavor profile, including notes of freshly baked banana bread, cinnamon, toffee and walnut butter. There is also a sweet, tropical fruitiness about it that perfectly balances the rich, full body. We think it’s really satisfying to drink, and even more satisfying to know we are investing in farmers like RGB by supporting him year after year with highly equitable prices for his crops.