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TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso | Colombia


Cacao & Mandarin
Harvest: July 2019

Country: Colombia
Producer: 10 Smallholder Farmers
Region: Tolima
Process: Washed 
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo & Bourbon
Altitude: 1,650-1,950 masl
Arrival: November 2019

As the seasons change, so does our TEAMWORK espresso, highlighting the very best single origin coffees throughout the year. We’re looking for coffees that are balanced, sweet and clean, delicious in milk, and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.

From Huila to Tolima, this is the second Colombian coffee we’ve picked for our Teamwork Espresso from the 2019 harvest. At this time in the coffee calendar, we would normally look towards Peru or Ecuador but this lot produced by the coffee growers of Los Vascos was simply too good to pass up. Descending from a group of people with ancestry in the northern region of Spain, Los Vascos translates as "The Basques". Their ancestral cuisine combines aromatics and natural sweets like cherries and dark wines, arguably represented in the profile of their coffees today.

With notes of cacao and mandarin, expect a very sweet cup with a refreshing citrus acidity. This coffee is a little brighter than our previous Teamwork coffees, but it’s very well balanced, makes a delicious espresso and cuts through milk beautifully.  

Today, nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, coffee farming is becoming increasingly difficult and less profitable for many producers across the globe. World Coffee Research is a non-profit organisation providing farmers with the tools, knowledge, and plants necessary to adapt in a changing climate. Together with our importing partners Caravela, we are donating €0.50c from every kilogram of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.

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