The world of super special coffee is usually dominated by names such as Gesha, Sudan Rume or Sidra; but every now and then we get pleasantly surprised. This coffee comes from Hacienda El Roble, a pretty impressive farm in Santander, Colombia where they produce high quality coffees and do a lot of experimentation.
We’ve known the farm for a while but haven’t had the chance to buy anything from them yet. This coffee is a pretty good introduction I would say - the new variety HR61 is something I’d personally never heard of before (: The cherries had six days of fermentation in pressurized and temperature controlled anaerobic tanks, followed by eight days of patio drying.
This coffee is bright and balanced but at the same time it’s also funky, minty and floral but in a very subtle way. This coffee doesn’t punch you in the face with an overkill of flavors. You almost have to look for them, but when you find them it’s like a cool breeze on a hot summer day.