Blackberry, Orange, Honey

Blackberry, Orange, Honey

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La Virgen #1

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Antioquia, Colombia


Variety: Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: Antioquia, Colombia

Producer: Jaime Ariza

Altitude: 1890-2100m

We're very happy to have some fresh lots from Jaime Ariza's La Virgen farm in Antioquia. Jaime is a member of the Coffee Grower's Association in Antioquia, a cooperative founded by Juan Saldarriaga, another grower in the region that the club's familiar with. The goal of the Coffee Grower's Association has been to change the perception that Antioquia produces mostly "generic" coffees for blending, and with the incredible lots they put out this year, we can't imagine that perception sticking around for much longer. We got tons of great feedback from the club about the Antioquia coffees last year, and we're very excited to share these beans with the club!

La Virgen is a relatively large farm, with many different varietals planted in blocks over 34 hectares. This particular lot is a Caturra that was dried on La Virgen's new "shelves" system, which allows producers to more easily move the coffees from cover to sun depending on the weather. This is a coffee that's anything but generic - big blackberry notes upfront provide sweetness and tartness, while a nice citrus tone lends some acidity. Enough said - what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite mug and your favorite brewing method, and get started!

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4.5 out of 5

Very interesting coffee

Love this coffee. It's extremely well-balanced, with moderate complexity. Mouthfeel is deep and round, mainly rear and mid-mouth with a burst upfront. I'm getting a sweet burst initially that rounds into a toasted malt flavor that's delicious. Good level of acid without being overpowering - hits you at the rear-sides of your tongue. Flavor really lingers. This is a coffee to savor. Would work well as a Classic roast. I may pick up more of this.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

4.0 out of 5

La Virgen #1

Another absolutely delicious Colombian from Moustache, La Virgen has a unique, sweet/tart burst of flavor right from the get-go. This coffee is smooth, balanced, and easy to drink. I love the unusual flavor profiles that the specialty coffees from Moustache provide; they are always interesting and a joy to drink! If you are skeptical of light roasts, give this one a try.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

4.5 out of 5

Great coffee

Sometimes I brew this one and it's just incredible. It has a nice body of bitterness underlying the flavor that I find delightful. On other occasions, though, it comes off more acidic and less well rounded. Overall, a very good coffee.

Nathaniel Hourt


Member Since

April '21