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. Excelso is a premium screen of coffee including sizes of 15+ – Supremo is just 17/18 (or supposed to be)
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.