Little Italy Blend
To celebrate our 2nd anniversary in Little Italy adjacent downtown San Diego, we have applied more of a traditional roast to one of our Farm-to-Cup lots.
During his February trip to Colombia, Chuck was invited to be a judge for the Best of Huila Competiton in Pitalito. Through this event, we were reconnected with the Asocampo farming group - the group we worked with for the inaugural Roasters United Competition!!
This group, headed by Yuir Maryeth Cuellar, excels at quality control and are driven to not only export the finest Colombian coffee, but they also hope to get more Colombians excited about what they do. The group runs a roastery and cafe in Timana that serves their coffee exclusively to the locals.
Though there were some outstanding micro-lots - including some outstanding nano-lots we brought in like a Purple Caturra or Pink Bourbon - this blend is in line with how we approached Roasters United in ensuring that farmers don't have to rely on having auction-winning lots every year to be able to sell their lots for a good price.
Roasting with a little extra development to bring out its natural sweetness, this cup presents intoxicatingly thick when ground fresh (think magnolia), with slight cinnamon, crisp dark caramel, butter, honey, and roasted pear.