Tasting Notes: Toffee, Pomegranate, Sparkling Key Lime
Roast Level: City+ (Light-Medium)
Location: Finca El Trebol, Betania, Cauca
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Dried in parabolic dryers
Cauca Best Cup Competition
In August 2016 the Patriot team traveled to Colombia for the Cauca Best Cup Competition. The competition, which is hosted by Cafe Imports and Banexport, seeks to showcase and elevate the coffee in the region, thereby elevating the farmers. Over 700 lots of the best coffees from Cauca were submitted. Through countless cuppings these coffees were painstakingly narrowed down to 30 incredible lots. We had the pleasure of joining coffee professionals from Russia, Singapore, Canada, South Korea and the U.S. in tasting, scoring and ranking the top 15. The group visited farms and met the passionate producers who worked diligently to cultivate these world class specialty coffees. The competition culminated in a raucous live auction at which we purchased this wonderful lot from farmer Obdulio Ramirez after a brutal bidding war with several other roasters. Obdulio and his family were overcome with excitement. We were honored to be able to reward him for what his coffee was truly worth, and feel beyond privileged to roast it for you!