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New Coffee:COLOMBIA HUILA PITALITO OPORAPA

Another colombian !!! Yes another colombian.

Colombia this year has been fertile land for us to find new and interesting coffees. Non more so than this one. All bought on the cupping table blind, this coop coffee stood out as ana amazing espresso coffee for my mind. Sweet chocolate, and all delicious.

You need some proof of of that watch the in my mug that accompanies it

You can buy it here or read about it below

In the cup expect sweetness by the bucket load: chocolate mixed with walnuts and brown demerara sugar. There is also a delicate acidity of peaches, but this is all about sweetness, mouthfeel, and chocolate.

This is another of the delicious coffees I bought from my Colombia September 2012 trip, where I was lucky enough to be shown hundreds of coffees from which to choose what we were to bring back. We saw all of them on blind cupping tables where taste was the only director of choice, with lot sizes as little as 35kg and some as big as 100 bags.

This one stood out. It was one of the larger lots, and I am very excited to share it with you. It was bought with espresso 100% in mind.

It comes from two areas of Colombia; Oporapa and Pitalito, both in the deep south of the department of Huila. This is a place well known to me on the cupping table and in its cup profile, and it has produced some of my favourite coffees from Colombia. Most growers in these regions are small holders who do not have the ability or coffee to sell a specialty lot big enough to satisfy even a small roaster like us.

This coffee is put together by 11 producers, 7 from Pitalito and 4 from Oporapa. So each day’s pickings are cupped, and if they score above a certain level they get added to this regional cooperative blend.

In the past this would have been a cooperative coffee for which we would have only had the cup profile to go on, but with these lots we know who went into making it what it is (and how much of their coffee was added, what its moisture level reading was, what association they belong to). Lots of detail.

The producers behind this are:

Pitalito

Irma Enelia Papamua
Alexander Gomez Trujillo
Mario Trujillo Gaitan
Suiberto Mendoza Hoyos
Aldemar Gomez Cardenas
Pedro Claros Trujillo
Omar Perdomo
Oporapa

Rosa Maria Sterling
Lauriano Chavarro
Nora Rojas Claros
Luz Marina Motta
In the cup expect sweetness by the bucket load: chocolate mixed with walnuts and brown demerara sugar. There is a delicate acidity of peaches, but this is all about sweetness, mouthfeel, and chocolate.

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