Our team recently visited Colombia. Here, Colleen reflects on the challenges the country faces and the grit of coffee producers from this special origin.
Our Peruvian findings are super clean, super clear, and transparent, yet it is the syrupy sweetness that is the overarching characteristic. Which can be a good and sufficient feature in and of itself, making for a good base in a blend. That being said, some of these lots are fantastic standalones, lush and full-bodied, eg. for espresso preparation, while others are elegant, with fruit and floral notes, unlike any other coffee we’ve tasted from this neighboring origins. Super juicy, simply unique.
"We're very excited to share our coffees with CCS and their audience
within global coffee community.” - Jamison Savage, Finca Deborah
This year’s harvest, in the regions of Cajamarca, where we found our treasures last year, has been shorter because of a uniform cherry maturation. This means that most of the representative lots can be assessed at the same time and our first rounds of cuppings were held at OCL in Jaen a couple of weeks ago. We will continue assessing offer samples in the coming days and then returning to Peru for conclusive cuppings and more farmer conversations — September 8th to 11th.
Over the last couple months, we’ve had the pleasure of testing out the Roest sample roaster. We were excited for many reasons, mostly the obvious: new toys are the best! The main driving factor, however, was our recent auditing of quality control practices. We, as a company, are always looking for ways to improve and refine day-to-day operations. This new toy was just the cherry on top…