SMOOTHIE: Colombia Anaerobic Honey

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Smoothie is the first coffee we've released as part of our Loco Series, which celebrates the crazy coffees coming out of Colombia this year.

All eyes are on this origin, as Colombian coffee producers user in a renaissance in coffee processing and production.

Smoothie has a unique mouthfeel that we have not experienced before - it's velvety smooth with a mouthfeel that's reminiscent of a caramel macchiato, except that we're drinking it black. The cup is balanced with just the right amount of tropical fruits and acidity. 

Tasting Notes: Banana Milkshake, Jackfruit, Blueberry, Toffee, Vanilla Ice Cream

Cup score:  88.25 ☕   

Smoothie is a honey cultured anaerobic castillo variety produced by Julio Madrid and Andrés Quiceno from La Riviera in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda in Colombia.

This coffee is intended for filter and is one of the most unique and eye-opening coffees we've come across.

 

ABOUT LA RIVIERA

La Riviera farm is located in Colombia, in the region of the coffee cultural landscape in the central foothills of the Andes Mountain range with a high influence of the Santa Isabel snow capped mountains.

Maypop La Riviera

They are third generation coffee growers who are dedicated to producing and perfecting high quality coffees, They produce differentiated coffees with high quality standards backed by responsible production techniques, focused on origin traceability innovation and tradition.

 

ABOUT SMOOTHIE

Smoothie is another one of the extremely unique coffees we have come across, due to the unique Honey Culturing, Anaerobic processing method utilized by Andrés Quiceno at La Riviera.

Maypop La Riviera

The Honey Culturing, Anaerobic process involves using fermentation starters and the unique natural flavors that come from fruits and aromatic plants.

New sensory profiles have been developed by mixed fermentations between the starters and traditional coffee fermentation processes.

 

TRANSPARENCY REPORT

☠️ Single Origin from Colombia

☠️ Region: Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda

☠️ Producer: Julio Madrid and Andrés Quiceno

☠️ Farm: La Riviera

☠️ Roast: Light/medium

☠️ Brew: Filter

☠️ Varietal: Castillo

☠️ Process: Honey Culturing, Anaerobic

☠️ Tasting notes:

  • Banana Milkshake
  • Jackfruit
  • Blueberry
  • Toffee
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

☠️ Altitude: 1700 masl

☠️ Harvest: January 2022

☠️ Whole bean