5 lb Colombia Patroness (Medium/Dark Roast)
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Milk Chocolate, Sweet, Syrupy Body
We only use the highest grade 100% Arabica coffee beans from small farms in Colombia. We focus on direct and or fair trade in order to make sure that those who take care of us are well taken care of themselves.
Notes From Our Roaster
I hang my head a bit to tell you about one of our most underestimated yet beautiful coffees. I have totally fallen head over palate for this deep, rich coffee with an ever so slight sweetness on the finish. It doesn’t have a big bravado or fanfare, it has a simple demeanor that under promises and way over delivers. As this understated nectar flows gently across your tastebuds you will begin to think, “it’s not ba-” when suddenly you stop as the intense flavor of sweet plump cherries thickly enrobed in milk chocolate flood your mouth! I recommend a pause at this point because you will need a minute for your mind to comprehend what this little coffee sitting all by itself has just presented you with. There comes a time when all great things must come to an end but this is not that time. The deep syrupy body of this coffee hangs around, continuously pleasing your senses with cherry cordial after cherry cordial! Please allow yourself the privilege of spending time with this coffee, it has so much to give.
Colombia has very diverse geography and wildlife. Not only does it have 2 coastlines (with different oceans!), but it has the Andes Mountain range and a part of the Amazon rainforest. Although it takes up less than one percent of the world's land area, about 10 percent of all animal species live in Colombia. Much of Colombia's forest habitats have been undisturbed for many millions of years. Animals ranging from jaguars to poison dart frogs to caimans call Colombia's jungles home. The mountains offer habitat for huge Andean condors and rare spectacled bears, South America's only bear species.
Art is considered one of the most defining features of the Colombian culture. Local artists are often hired to paint buildings and town buses in a colorful manner that is seen throughout the country. The Patroness comes from Jerico, Antioquia. Jerico is a small and very Catholic town, home to Colombia’s only canonized saint, Madre Laura. The town maintains a rich coffee culture but has limited access to resources. This unique blend is made up of multiple small farms, with each lot cupped religiously to find the perfect balanced cup that best represents the town of Jerico.
There is an unusually wide range of crops produced in Colombia, including coffee, bananas, potatoes, wheat, sugarcane and barley. This range comes from the climatic variations of the different vertical zones which produces both tropical and temperate-zone crops.