Pedregal

Apricot, Strawberry, Limeade

Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Cauca, Colombia

Producers: Cauca Small-holders

Altitude: 1750-1900m

The high altitudes and abundant water of the Cauca department in Colombia make an ideal location for coffee to grow, but many people there do not want to produce coffee full-time. Instead, many people grow a few coffee plants and have combined their crops to produce this tasty, sweet coffee. A welcome mix of Caturra, Colombia, and Castillo beans were dry fermented for 24 hours before washing and drying on parabolic beds to produce an excellent brew.

Unlike many more chocolatey coffees from Colombia, Pedregal is bright and fruit-forward. Notes of apricot and strawberry are the most prominent flavors in this cup, while a touch of limeade acidity appears to add a bit of zest and complexity to the cup. Pedregal is everything we look for in specialty coffee: bright, fruity, and excellently produced. We're very glad we get to share it with you, and we hope you share it with people you know that will enjoy it!

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Randall LaLonde

Glenfield

Member Since
July '15
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Pedregal Colombian

I'm not sure about the fruit descriptors, but this is a good Colombian coffee, with enough chocolate overtones to be tasty.

04/19/18

Jan Gibbs

Sebastopol

Member Since
February '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Pedregal

I really liked this one. I also do not get the fruit descriptors but it tasted very rich and satisfying.

04/19/18

Gregory Dann

Los Angeles

Member Since
March '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Pedregal Colombia

Really enjoyed this coffee. First coffee I have had where I felt I legitimately tasted one of the fruit descriptors. Brewing w a V60 (45s bloom with subsequent slow single pour and brew time ~2:30) and got absolutely blasted with some apricot on a couple of cups.

04/20/18

Barbara Erickson

Fallbrook

Member Since
March '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Pedregal

Medium-bodied anytime of the day go-to brew. Pleasant.

04/23/18

Joseph DiCicco

MONACA

Member Since
December '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Pedregal

Smooth tasting, but I didn't catch the flavor notes as described.

04/24/18

Danny

Colorado Springs

Member Since
August '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

The flavors are not as prominent as I expected but this is a solid Colombian coffee

04/27/18

Jonathan Garces

Richmond hill

Member Since
April '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Yummy

This coffee is so smooth. I’ve enjoyed it in many forms but AeroPress iced coffee really brings out the fruity flavors (not sure about the ones described).

04/30/18

Brittany Triola

Long Beach

Member Since
April '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

wonderful medium body

very chocolaty and smooth.

04/30/18

Victor Feng He

Brooklyn

Member Since
November '17
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Pedregal: Apricot, Strawberry, Limeade

It smells like candy when you open the bag. The limeade really came forward as I was grinding the beans. As for tasting notes, it's hard to pin down the original flavors of apricot and strawberry in general without smell. I think the overall idea is that it's a tart, somewhat sweet, full-bodied coffee with a clean finish. It took a smaller grind for my Aeropress and/or longer brewing time to get it right. Tried it at the coffee shop with a V60, and it fell a bit flat. Overall, I would get it just for the candy smell.

05/04/18

Jeremy Hales

Gowanda

Member Since
October '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Smooth. Delicious.

Perfect. One of the best I’ve had from Columbia.

05/06/18

Emery Cowan

Vacaville

Member Since
April '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Very Aromatic

(my method: medium grind, slow pour over water at 200-205 degrees) it had a medium strength flavor, really aromatic while grinding and afterwards; did get floral more than fruity tones. did not taste the zest, however very good taste.

05/07/18

Barbara Erickson

Fallbrook

Member Since
March '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Pedregal

Light. Pleasant but not much on body. Not really a morning 'wake me up and get going' choice. Very smooth, though.

05/15/18

Brittany Triola

Long Beach

Member Since
April '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Good

This was a good easy drinking coffee. Smooth with a bit of acidity to it. I enjoyed it.

05/27/18