That’s a super long coffee title.
This is a very nice example of washed Catuai coffee variety. It’s extremely dense, grown at a very high altitude. As we find with many Central and South American high altitude lots, it develops a lot of those exciting coffee notes we’re after pretty early in the roasting process. Our light roast of this coffee is one of the lightest options we have offered. It’s decidedly floral in aroma. We get toffee, peach and vanilla, but only in that “washed coffee” sense… like, it’s a hint of familiar acidity and aroma. It’s a really pleasing cup. It can be challenging to extract. This coffee is one of the only roasts we’ve offered, that I think tastes noticeably better as a 3 minute 12oz. pourover, than out of my Breville Precision Brewer. Surely that means I have some more work to do on dialing it in on the coffee maker. But the pourover is a real treat.
We offer this exact same coffee about 6°F darker, which is barely even a medium roast, for those looking for more classic cup notes. If you’re looking for a super intricate and detailed cup, especially via manual brewing, I recommend this light roast heartily.
This is going to be one of our featured coffees for the whole winter, I’m sure.