Tasting Notes: Peach, Nougat, Floral
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Producers: Ananias Silvestre
Ananias Silvestre's Finca Bellavista sits at about 1900m above the Magdalena river valley in Huila, Colombia. Ananias' father left a parcel of land to each of his sons 12 years ago, and Ananias has been farming coffee on his parcel ever since. He has done multiple plantings of Caturra varietals, and is seeing new cherry on his oldest plants after his first round of stumping. Ananias and his family do almost all of the picking and processing themselves, relying on additional labor only during peak season, and they have built up a reputation for quality. Ananias was nominated by his 100+ member coffee-growing cooperative for their premium program, which granted him additional funds to improve and refine his processing and drying facilities.
This lot from Bellavista shows all the care that Ananias puts into producing excellent beans by way of nuanced, delicate flavors. A juicy peach note provides sweetness and fills out the body, and a light, creamy nougat taste gives the cup complexity and a unique feel. We also picked up on some light floral qualities, which is always a treat in high-quality Colombian coffees. We love when the care of the farmer shines through in the final cup, and that's definitely the case here. Drink up and enjoy!