Colombia continues to turn out some of the best coffees in the world and this Medellin is no exception. Medellin is located 5,000 ft. above sea level and is superbly situated in the Andes Range (where all the great Colombians come from). Medellín is known as “La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera” or “City of the Eternal Spring” because of the pleasant spring-like climate it enjoys all year. This is a beautiful super fresh Colombian offering. 17/18 screen Supremo.
The aroma is sweet, freshly cut cedar, spicy, with a touch of cocoa. The body is medium/full and has a mild and pleasant acidity. The flavor is very dependent on the roast. At a Medium Roast, you will enjoy soft notes of walnut, cedar, and spice, brighter acidity, with more of a baker’s chocolate finish. Darker roasts will bring out more caramel sweet flavors and hints of a dried dark fruit.
This bean is very versatile when it comes to roasting; great from light to dark. 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 from a Full City to a French roast.
John House (verified owner) –
I like my roasts in the full city range, usually just before 2nd crack but sometimes a little into 2nd crack. The taste is very good either way, but I try not to get any oily surface so the grinder doesn’t need cleaning as often. Good sweetness and aftertaste that lingers for a little while.
Jeff (verified owner) –
I roast this coffee about 5 seconds into the beginning of second crack. It’s absolutely delicious.
Jim (verified owner) –
Love this coffee. I usually roast Indonesian and Ethiopian coffee. I bought a pound of the Colombian Medellin, yum. I roasted it to just before 2nd crack. It has a nice chocolate taste with a nutty finish. I just ordered five more pounds. I might have a new go to.
mattohman (verified owner) –
This is an excellent coffee for cold brew. roast to about the second crack, maybe 20 seconds into the second crack. Soak about 1/2 lb. loose ground in about 1/2 gallon water at room temp for about 36 hrs. Best summer drink ever.