Reserve - San Roque
Coffee is a fruit and just like strawberries and blueberries, it's seasonal! Our Reserve San Roque is currently out of season. If you loved its floral notes and sweetness you might like our Colombia San Roque.
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- COUNTRY: Colombia
- DEPARTMENT: Huila
- MUNICIPALITY: Oparapa
- PRODUCERS: Asociacion San Roque
- PROCESS: Fully washed and sun-dried
- VARIETY: Caturra
- ALTITUDE: 1,500-1,700 meters
- CUPPING NOTES: Hibiscus, Kiwi, Candy Apples
Why You'll Love It: This refined Colombian coffee displays rarely-tasted flavors of hibiscus and caramel-dipped apples.
Story of The Bean: This coffee is the pride of Asociacion de Productores Agricolas de San Roque, a group of coffee producers that has set up an education system with a trained agronomist. Farmers receive classes on best growing practices, including planting the native Chachafruta tree which, in addition to having beautiful flowers, also fixes nitrogen in the soil and reduces the need for fertilizers. The Asociacion also works with a quality control analyst who tastes every delivery of coffee and grades it, then pays out price incentives for higher quality beans. Grown on steep hills in nutrient-rich volcanic soil, this extremely limited lot represents only the very best-tasting coffees from the San Roque producers.