Artisan Roast - Primavera Colombia - Washed
We serve Edinburgh Artisan Roast gourmet coffee; our standard blend is Primavera . Have a look below and read what Artisan Roast have to say about this blend
"The dramatic and lush green rolling hills of the region of Huila in the south west of Colombia are home to some truly amazing coffees. They are also home to some amazing small farmers, who until recently remained somewhat anonymous to the coffee world.
The farmers in the region have always been small scale with farms usually only one or two hectares in size. The small volumes of coffee produced on this size of farm are small and in the past small lots of neighbouring farms would have their coffee bulked into larger bulked lots. The coffees were still great and were the building blocks of the reputation Colombia build for delicious, consistent coffee, yet the farmers missed out on recognition.
Artisan roast are working with our export partner in Colombia to give these small farmers more visibility and recognition for their coffee. We are sourcing from a group of around 10 or so farmers in Huila and Cauca, who all produce exemplorary coffee. The sizes of coffee purchases we make will vary, but are very small, more a nano-lot than a micro-lot, and this means farms will come and go off the menu over time sometimes staying for only a few weeks.
This micro-lot comes from a farm called Primavera a hour or so drive north from the city of Pitalito. The farm, owned by Alquimedez Tapiero and his family, is planted with the traditional and once almost ubiquitous caturra cultivar and the more recent castillo cultivar. It's a dry fermented washed process coffee and delivers a perfect example of elegant, balanced, delicious Colombian coffee. Flavours of apricot jam, orange with vanilla stand out with an underlying sugar cane sweetness. The mouthfeel is refined, juicy and lingers on the palette beautifully.
Primavera is best brewed in a filter to get the delicious combination of apricot jam and orange flavours with an underlying caramel note running through to the finish. The natural sweetness of the coffee comes through on this brew method along with subtle refined grape like acids.
When the coffee is switched to espresso and aeropress the flavours will become more focused towards caramel and orange citrus. The mouthfeel becomes more dense in both brew methods, becoming more creamy in texture."
We also offer a cafetiere option. Please read below what Artisan Roast have to say about their "Trigonometry" blend
"These Brazilian and two Ethiopians coffees come together beautifully in this blend to give a robust and transparent brew that works as well for espresso as it does for a pour over.
Brazilian Irmãs Pereira is a high quality focused coffee farm lying in the heart of one of Brazil's most recognised and awarded growing areas, the Mantiqueira hills. Now in the second generation of ownership since it's planting in the 1970s the has been a beacon for quality and sustainability for many years. Before being renamed Irmãs Pereira (The Pereira Sisters) to represent the sisters' joint management, the farm won several awards in the Cup of Excellence programme under it's original name Fazenda do Serrado. The commitment to quality that led to these awards continues and the quality produced on the farm represents the very best that Brazil produces.
We've looked at a lot of Ethiopian natural coffees this year and this one really stood out as an excellent offering. It was sourced through the large centralised EXC platform that deals with most coffee in Ethiopia, and is the first time Artisan have bought coffee from this zone, just to the south-west of Yirga Cheffe town. We have kept the roast light to preserve the clarity of cup and let the ripe fruit flavours roll out, particularly blueberry, raspberry and mango. Delicate floral aromas of elderflower begin to sparkle as the coffee cools and a black grape acidity balances this very sweet coffee together with a delicious, long lasting finish."