Tolima has long been one of our favorite regions for sourcing coffee with that “classic” Colombian profile and this single farm offering is an excellent example! Miller Gutierrez and his family, owners and operators of Finca San Sebastian, have clearly poured their hearts into this rich, warm cup. It’s got great body, gentle acidity and a pleasant lingering finish. The flavors are well balanced and perfectly suited for a dessert cup with notes of milk chocolate, brown sugar, ripe black cherry and rich walnut.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Arrival Date: December 9th, 2022 Crop year: 2022, Packed in GrainPro
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly bright and fairly sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced, pleasant lingering finish
Body & Texture: Rich body and creamy texture
Flavors: Milk chocolate, brown sugar, black cherry & walnut
Grade: Excelso, grown 1800 to 1840 masl
Processing: Fully washed and patio dried
Grower: Miller Gutierrez | Finca San Sebastian
Region: Tolima, Colombia
Varieties: Caturra, Colombia and Castilla
Recommended Roast Range: City+ to Vienna (Light-medium to dark)
We like this coffee best right at Full City (full medium) or between 1st and 2nd crack, but it will take a wide range of roasts well, depending on your tastes. Go slightly lighter, to around the tail end of 1st crack, to bring out some bright citrus notes like orange zest. Roasts taken to the darker side of medium will find the milk chocolate notes turn a bit more cocoa heavy more like dark chocolate and you’ll squeeze a bit more texture and body out of the cup. Roasts taken a little further into second crack will turn the dark chocolate into almost baker’s chocolate and give up fruit notes for more emphasis on chocolate and walnuts.
Royal Coffee NY - "Miller Gutierrez is the owner of Finca San Sebastian, in the department of Tolima. With 27 years of experience as a coffee grower, Miller learned how to take advantage of the combination of factors that the location of his farm offers, like altitude, microclimate, and good soil. Miller manages the farm with help from his wife and three kids. Mr. Gutierrez believes that coffee is the way to a better future for his community and family. Because of this core belief, he emphasized education for his kids and implementing agricultural practices on his farm that ensure the preservation of the natural resources and create a balance between a productive farm of quality coffee and a protected forest.”