This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from an association called Grupo Asociativo El Bombo (ASOBOMBO), which has 230 members with small farms in the community of El Bombo, in the municipality of Pitalito. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. An export Company called Mastercol provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.
Tasting Notes: A nice clean cup of Colombian coffee! Lighter roasts show a little lemony acidity (would consider it low acidity) and presents some nice balance with a dry toasted walnut undertone with a little herbal spice. Medium roasts remove the lemony edge to the cup and turn the more herbal tones into a nice chocolaty factor with nutty accents. Dark roasts turn heavy bodied (thicker) and low acidity, strong dry walnut tones with hints of a chocolaty smokiness in the finish.
Roasting Notes: Medium to dark roasts presented the cup nicely, lighter roasts were a little too bright and we liked the chocolaty factor of fuller roasts better than the more herbal spice notes of the light roast. Medium roasts were our favorite for they were smooth and a little sweeter. Dark roasts work if you like a dryer stronger cup. Easy to roast, low to medium chaff.