SMOOTHIE: Colombia Anaerobic Honey 2022
Smoothie is BACK! Smoothie is the coffee that most people know us for. It's also the first coffee we ever released as part of our Loco Series, which celebrates the crazy coffees coming out of Colombia.
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 an unforgettable mouthfeel. The cup is balanced with just the right amount of tropical fruits and acidity. Smoothie is one of the most unique and eye-opening coffees we've come across.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
☠️ 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
- Vanilla Ice Cream
☠️ Altitude: 1700 masl
☠️ Harvest: January 2022
☠️ Whole bean