Right now harvest is in full swing in Honduras, and wrapping up in El Salvador as well as many parts of Guatemala. As we await the first lots from Antigua it’s easy to forget that there is still a whole lot to celebrate right now.
With some stellar examples of coffees from Southern and Central Huila, Colombia in our possession, this is a great time to bring back the Small Lots Series. The series began last year as a vehicle for us to feature exceptional coffees that we had limited quantities of. These coffees come from producers we are incredibly proud to work with and we believe are some of the best offerings of the season.
Do you all happen to remember a coffee we had last spring called El Recuerdo? Carlos Guamanga has been a star in his community and one of the best examples of smallholder farming we’ve seen. There’s traditionally been a whole lot of focus on yield from government organizations in Colombia from the 1950’s and onward, but often that’s at the expense of flavour profile quality. Carlos is using some techniques for drying that date back to producer handbooks from the 1930’s. The results have been incredible; so consistent and vibrant. His new harvest is here at the roastery.
Between Carlos’ lot from outside Pitalito, and a couple others from Garzón and elsewhere, we are nothing short of giddy to be launching Small lots Series this spring with coffees that are beautiful, sweet, tropical and articulated.
The first coffee in the series is from producer, Rafael Martinez who grows his Caturra at 1850 m.a.s.l. at his farm La Virginia in Timaná, Huila. His coffee is invitingly vibrant with flavours of mulberry and raspberry and we think it’s the perfect way to kick off the series.
Our focus has always been and will continue to be sustainably sourcing and roasting delicious coffee and we couldn’t be happier to share these coffees with all of you. Quantities are limited and we foresee an availability of a 2 – 3 week time period so be sure to get your order in!