Antioquia is the state/region containing Medellin and is similar tasting to the Medellin coffees.
This is a premium screen of a state aggregate (Antioquia), not one farmer in this lot. This type of production is very cool for mixing (should say purposeful blending) cherries from different farms within the region gives a true taste of the area.
On average, each producer cultivates their coffee on 3 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. Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, an exporter dedicated to supporting small producers, collaborates with these producers improving their access to international markets.
Low acidity and fuller bodied this cup shows the classic spirit of Colombian coffee. A little hint of acidity at the light roast points but risks some grassy tones. Medium roasts are great and contain that classic dry toasted walnut tone with a little jazzy spice note. Darker roasts turn a bit more bakers chocolate versus smoky with just a hint of a nutty accent.
An easy to roast coffee good from a strong medium roast to as dark as you want to go. Light roasts come off a little grassy and under developed but as you creep towards a medium roast you get very nice classic Colombian toasted walnut and spice tones.
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