Colombia Inzá Las Estrellas Gold Label
honeycrisp apple • cranberries • sugar in the raw
- roasted & shipped the same day
- In stock, ready to ship
It has been a while since we last had a washed Colombian on the site, and even longer for a washed Gold Label. We took our time because we wanted to find one that stood out from the rest, and this Colombian bean did just that. Fruit and sugar in the raw come together to create a complex and silky brew. A heavy-bodied coffee with notes of Honeycrisp apple, cranberries, and a honeyed sweetness in the finish. We love the complex and rich taste of this bean and recommend roasting it medium to draw out the fruited and almost caramelized notes and aromas.
Region:san antonio • inzá • cauca
Flavor Notes: honeycrisp apple • cranberries • sugar in the raw
complex • juicy
Varietal: caturra • typica • modern hybrids
Recommended Brew Method:
drip • pour over • espresso
"Las Estrellas", is a name we use for a regional blend of high-scoring coffees from Inzá, Cauca. This season's Las Estrellas is made up of 3 different coffee farms, 2 of which are from Vereda San Antonio, the other from the neighboring village ("vereda") Belen. We see a similar trend of cultivar planting and processing techniques in this region. Most of the farms are less than 2 hectares in size, Caturra heavily represented, with Variedad Colombia and Typica mixed in. The majority of coffee production is performed using depulpers powered by small gas motors or by hand crank, then fermented overnight, and finally drying in covered drying rooms ("parabolicos"). The latter helps protect the unstable, wet parchment from the elements, and ventilation facilitates good airflow and even drying. Altitude on the low end is about 1500 meters and tops out closer to 2000. We used to purchase our coffee through a local cooperative in Inzá. One of the key players at the local coop we used to buy from ventured out on their own and has built out a buying operation adjacent to his home in the village of San Antonio, Inzá. He and his family have invested their own money in erecting a warehouse where they can buy and store coffee and a state-of-the-art coffee lab for processing farm samples, cupping, and training exercises for those interested.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?