Variety: Castillo, Colombia
Producer: Narino Small-Holder
Origin: Narino, Colombia
We're happy to have Recolectores back in the rotation again this year! For the uninitiated, the concept behind Recolectores is to acknowledge the importance of unappreciated workers in the coffee supply chain: coffee pickers. They play an important role in producing delicious coffees, but are often under-paid and treated as basic, unskilled labor. "Recolectores" is a project by a cooperative in Yacuanquer that guarantees a salary and benefits for a group of specially-trained coffee pickers, who then work to harvest the top-quality cherry from several member farmers to sell at a premium. The coffee is always excellent, and the project helps to highlight the impact that trained, fairly paid coffee pickers have on quality.
Coffee from Narino is generally fully washed and dry-fermented, resulting in lots with a juicy mouthfeel and well-layered flavors. This season, we found Recolectores to offer some lavender florals and mango fruit notes to complement its traditional cane-sugar note. We love supporting these farmers and drinking their coffee, and this cup is too good to pass up. If you love Colombian coffee, this one is for you!
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4.0 out of 5
Makes a dependably great cup of coffee. Versatile and adaptable to scaling ratios up or down.
4.0 out of 5
A very nice Colombian coffee, balanced and delicious. This is nothing unusual for Moustache coffees, however. An old friend--from Portland-- who was visiting me when I broke open this shipment told me that my coffee was the most delicious 'home brew' that he had ever tasted. I gave him the info about Moustache, and I'll bet that he will soon become a new customer. If you love single origin coffee, drink mostly at home, and are willing to grind and brew your beans on a daily basis, for freshness, flavor, and price, Moustache coffees are just about unbeatable.
Well, if they do subscribe - they'll get really quick delivery in Portland! :) Be sure to send them your referral code.
Thanks, BJ. Where do I find my referral code?
If you head to https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/invite-your-friends - your unique link lives there, or you can click the "get link" button in your account panel.
3.5 out of 5
This is quite an exciting companion to the Colombian washed I had last week. The characteristic aspects of good washed beans are there, though I found the nose of the whole or ground beans a bit strange. The mouthfeel is the most obviously distinct piece: The coffee seems to both leap to and cling to the tongue. There's no hint of syruppiness, though: The sweetness is caramel and comes very late. Acidity is prominent but doesn't hint at any particular fruit. There are subtle tea-like qualities as well.
5.0 out of 5
4.0 out of 5
Really enjoyed it
On 08/03/21 BJ said
One of my favorite ways to describe this coffee - "solid". It just performs well every year - every time. :)