Colombia Popayan Supremo is sourced from family-owned farms located in the municipality of Popayán within the department of Cauca, Colombia. On average, each producer cultivates their coffee on less than 5 acres of land. Coffee producers use their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Expocafé, an exporter dedicated to supporting small producers, collaborates with these producers improving their access to international markets and establishing higher earnings.
The aroma of this coffee is very nice; sweet with with a little spice floral tone. A little unique for an aggregate Colombian but a very tasty batch, shooting for a medium to borderline dark roast. Sweet upfront with a soft fruit tone and a bit of walnut/chocolaty undertone. A little hint of acidity at the medium roast point really creates a nicely balanced cup with a broad flavor profile. Touching 2nd crack builds some body but is pretty quick to add some smoky and roasty notes; tasty when touching 2nd crack, gets a little twinge any darker.
This bean is very versatile when it comes to roasting; good from light to dark but main recommendation would be in the medium ballpark. Be sure to try different roast points for it will greatly vary what flavors are accentuated. Enjoy a brighter morning cup at a City Roast or take it into an afternoon/evening coffee by roasting it touching 2nd crack.