Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Currant, Honey
Origin: Antioquia, Colombia
Producers: Hernan Prieto
Cup Score (Importer): 86
Farm Size: 22 Hectares
Hernan Prieto and his brother Eugenio co-own Finca Villa Clabelina, a coffee farm with 105,000 Caturra and Variedad Colombia trees spread out over 22 hectares of pristine mountainside in Antioquia, Colombia. The brothers are members of the Coffee Growers Association in the area, which has been pooling resources lately to built out better processing facilities to experiment with honey and natural-processed coffees to expand their members' offerings beyond Colombia's famous washed coffees. The brothers have utilized these resources to build new drying rooms and facilities on their property which they are excited to try out - but this lot of has been wet processed the way it's been done at Villa Clabelina for the past 50 years. "Coffee is an experience, a feeling," say the brothers - and we're grateful to be sharing the experience of their wonderful coffee with the club.
We're loving this lot for its sweet, berry-forward taste. There's some disagreement amongst our cupping notes as to whether it's more strawberry or raspberry forward, but we think either one makes for a wonderfully sweet cup. You might notice a bit of tartness, but on the whole this cup is juicy and full-bodied with a honey-like sweetness that will definitely inspire you to brew another cup or five. Hernan and Eugenio have generational knowledge of their particular plants and how to process them, and the outcome is a coffee that's balanced and delicious.