Jon’s coffee special features our three most popular coffees.
This bundle includes:
Colombian Popayan Supremo
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.
Guatemalan Huehuetenango SHB EP MAM
New 2019/20 Guatemalan crop! Although the single farm high altitude stuff is still a couple months away for the new crop, the early and tasty aggregates are already coming in. A great value on a very tasty cup!
Guatemala Huehuetenango MAM SHB EP is sourced from small family-owned farms located within the municipalities of San Pedro Necta, Santiago Chimaltenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Union Cantinil, La Libertad, and La Democracia, all in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The coffee is harvested by indigenous families on farms that average 1.5 hectares in size.
This is an aggregate coffee produced by small land holders in the Huehuetenango region. A classic example of what a Huehue tastes like.
Nice screen and a clean cup. Although tasty and worth stocking, drinking this cup really lets you see how amazing the microlot single farm Guats are. Depending on personal taste, one may even like this cup better than those but hard not to see the raised acidity and sweetness as well as depth of flavor coming out of the microlots.
Tasting Notes: Clean and rich with a sweet edge, medium bodied with a little new crop acidity upfront. A nice medium roast gives great balance between a sweet floral and mild chocolaty tone, gives off almost a little caramel. As the roast gets darker, the chocolaty factors turn more into a semi-sweet malty tone with far reduced acidity, a little winy note right around 2nd crack but just a hint.
Roasting Notes: A nice medium to dark roast is the way to go for this bean. Too light and it gets a little grassy. A quicker roast is nice for it will be slightly sweeter.
Mexican Terruño Nayarita Org. Washed Gr. 1 Reserve
A lovely Reserve Grade washed processed from our good friends at Terruño Nayarita. This is the same crop year as the last batch, very tasty stuff. They have a new crop coming pretty soon but the first runs are all Natural Processed, so we worked with them on a deal for some tasty current crop washed processed at a good deal for all. There is some hope of washed new crop but not until 2021 calendar year.
Want to know why we think Terruño Nayarita is so cool? Check out our new blog post about them.
This is a farm that holds a special place in our hearts. Gathered around an extinct volcano, Cerro San Juan, a committed group of 260 cooperative coffee farmers are working together to produce arguably the best coffee in Mexico. Terruño Nayarita coffees come from heirloom trees. The word ‘Terruño’ means ‘homestead’. These are farmers that take great pride in their coffee.
San Cristobal Coffee Importers takes great care to find and produce excellent coffee, making sure farmers use safe, sustainable shade techniques and provide a fair wage to the workers. Check out their webpage:
Always one of our favorite Mexican coffees . A little fuller bodied than most lots, good sweetness and full of a floral nutty chocolaty tones. Lighter roasts add some cool floral but risk some underdeveloped notes if way light. Medium to just before 2nd crack will produce smooth defined and balanced cups. Darker roasts get edgy and strong, smoky nutty and bakers chocolate tones which some will definitely like as well
I would shoot for a nice medium roast to right before the second crack – a little bit of a rougher cup into second crack but nice chocolate notes with just a hint of a floral aspect. A bit sweeter and smoother right before the second crack but not quite as hefty of a cup.