Recolectores

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<b>Variety: </b> Castillo, Caturra
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b>  Narino, Colombia
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<b> Producers:</b> Narino Small-holders
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1700-2000m
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<p>This exceptional lot of coffee is the result of a new grower's initiative in Colombia that focuses on a key player in coffee production: the people that pick the cherries. In Colombia, all too often pickers (or 'recolectores') are underpaid and don't receive mandatory benefits like healthcare and pensions - leading many to abandon the job for other work. This project was a collaboration between fifteen small farms that agreed to specially train a team of coffee pickers and guarantee their salary and benefits via commitments from exporters to pay premiums for the harvested crops. It's a system that ensures the workers are compensated fairly and in turn, leads to higher quality lots since the pickers are specially trained. For small farms in the region that don't employ their own workers full time, we hope to see more of this system in the future, and more excellent lots as a result!
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Recolectores is a coffee that's sweet and light - we're tasting notes of sugar cane and a bright zing of lemon, but neither of these flavors overpowers the brew. The cup maintains a composed and mellow profile - one where you can really enjoy the delicate balance of sweetness and acidity at play with surprising clarity. For washed coffee lovers, this is a must try! 
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Tasting Notes: Cane Sugar, Lemon, Delicate

Variety: Castillo, Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: Narino, Colombia

Producers: Narino Small-holders

Altitude: 1700-2000m

This exceptional lot of coffee is the result of a new grower's initiative in Colombia that focuses on a key player in coffee production: the people that pick the cherries. In Colombia, all too often pickers (or 'recolectores') are underpaid and don't receive mandatory benefits like healthcare and pensions - leading many to abandon the job for other work. This project was a collaboration between fifteen small farms that agreed to specially train a team of coffee pickers and guarantee their salary and benefits via commitments from exporters to pay premiums for the harvested crops. It's a system that ensures the workers are compensated fairly and in turn, leads to higher quality lots since the pickers are specially trained. For small farms in the region that don't employ their own workers full time, we hope to see more of this system in the future, and more excellent lots as a result!

Recolectores is a coffee that's sweet and light - we're tasting notes of sugar cane and a bright zing of lemon, but neither of these flavors overpowers the brew. The cup maintains a composed and mellow profile - one where you can really enjoy the delicate balance of sweetness and acidity at play with surprising clarity. For washed coffee lovers, this is a must try!

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Anastasia Dementyeva

Denver

Member Since
April '19
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

bright and light

Light roast, but very pleasant on the palate, without too much acidity or sourness that light roast can have sometimes. Would definitely drink, but probably not choose to order. Light color, light body, smells great!

04/21/19

On 05/23/19 scott ashworth says

This is not what was sent to me. Also, please cancel my trial membership as I travel too much to receive and use your service. Good coffee, great service, just not for me. Than you.

Michael Francisconi

Dillon

Member Since
March '19
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

delicate

I usually drink darker roasts, but this was a lovely weekend treat!

04/22/19

Nicholas Johnson

wesson

Member Since
April '19
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

unique light roast

This was a very good coffee, I could definitely taste the hint of lemon. It's not a roast I would want every day because my preference is darker, but is a great change of pace.

04/22/19

Michael S Needlman

Mahopac

Member Since
April '19
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Nice change of pace for me

Delightful aroma and flavor. Would have ordered more if it were available.

04/24/19

Renee Shove

Kailua Kona

Member Since
April '19
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Not my cup of coffee

The coffee was okay. I didn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping. I ended up mixing it with a darker roasted coffee I regularly use and it was enjoyable. (I am not a coffee connoisseur but am learning!)

05/11/19

Allison Priore

Jim Thorpe

Member Since
December '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Low key flavor

Definitely a more subtle flavor with lighter, muted, homogenous undertones. Not my favorite blend so far, but still enjoyable - kind of like the nilla wafer of the cookie world.

05/20/19

Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Tasty

Really enjoying this pick right now... It has all the great Colombian qualities that I've come to love with a few nuances that separates it from the usual. Acidity is bright but not aggressive, which I get a hint of lemon with. Brews very nicely in the kalita wave, with a medium body that's very smooth.

05/29/19

Aaron Neptune

Aurora

Member Since
February '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Fantastic

Loved this one. Send it again. Or something like it!

06/05/19