Los Aquacates, Colombia, Filter
Blackcurrant, Tropical Acidity & Candied Sweetness
Distinct and complex, tropical acidity and blackcurrant make up a delicious cup, with candied sweetness and a juicy body that keeps you coming back for more.
This micro-lot was produced by Luis Ernesto and Cenaida Nieto on their 6-hectare farm, Los Aquacates (meaning “the avocados” in Spanish), located near the small community of China Alta, in the municipality of Ibagué, in Colombia’s Tolima state.
Finca Los Aquacates sits at a staggering height of 1850 meters above sea level, in the steep, rugged hills that surround Tolima’s capital city, Ibagué. The region of China Alta is named for the Rio La China, a small and beautiful river that swerves through the mountains and eventually feeds into Rio Magdelena, Colombia’s principal river. Alta refers to the higher elevations of the area, where the sweetest and most refined coffees are grown and harvested. The farm sits on the steep valley walls of Rio La China, which is used as a water source to irrigate and process the coffee.
We suggest using this coffee for filter brew methods, such as a pourover, aeropress, chemex or batch brew, (or similar). It's roasted a bit lighter to accentuate the delicious fruitiness and acidity that we love.