Short & Sweet
Origin: San Augustin, Huila region of Colombia
Roast Level: Light-Medium
Flavor Notes: Sweet with fruit acidity and a creamy mouthfeel; very fruity with grapefruit, lemon, caramelized sugar, and toffee flavors
Known for their smooth flavors, Colombian beans like this one are always a customer favorite. This single origin Colombian roast gives a sweet caramelized sugar and toffee flavors upon first sip with sweet and citrusy notes of grapefruits and lemons. This Colombian coffee comes from the San Augustin, Huila and is roasted at a light-medium level.
This Colombian offering comes from contributions of multiple smallholder farmers that reside in the areas surrounding the town of San Agustín, Huila. In this specific region of Colombia, the average farm size is about 2.5 hectares. This equates to about 12,000 trees per farmer. In this region, if all goes well with harvest and processing, an average of 0.7 kilograms of exportable green coffee per tree, per year. After accounting for defects and all lower-quality beans, the average farmer in San Agustín is producing about 15–25 bags of exportable coffee per hectare, per year. After bags pass the quality control inspections and are accepted into microlot offerings—this number is rather small.
This offering is the top tier of quality from multiple smallholding producers. It has been cupped, vetted, and blended together to produce a regional offering that allows more farmers to receive more payment for better-quality coffee.