Huila, Colombia

Los Idolos

From $21.00

The best lot of Idolos yet?

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We taste

plum, cherry, guava

...in this coffee.

Los Idolos (named for a mysterious pre-Colombian burial site in the area), is a blended lot from a group of producers who grow their beautiful coffee around the headwaters of the Magdalena River, in the municipality of San Agustin. This group’s commitment to quality is paying off and we are happy to share this tasty selection with you.

This particular lot from Idolos is arguably the best we’ve ever tasted from this group. We were blind tasting it with a table of coffee from Guatemala and it jumped off the table with dark fruit and tropical aromatics! In the cup we are tasting a variety of darker fruit notes like plum and cherry and you don’t have to ask your palate to work to hard to also find tropical fruit notes like guava. This lot is a banger and we’ll be drinking our fair share here at Sweet Bloom. Enjoy!

Region
Region
Huila, Colombia
Flavors
Flavors
plum, cherry, guava
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
tropical
Acidity
Acidity
malic acidity
Sweetness
Sweetness
toffee
Producer
Producer
50 small-scale growers
Altitude
Altitude
1600-1900 m
Varieties
Varieties
caturra, typica

Recommended Preparation

Kalita
1:17.5 Ratio
Coffee: 17.5g
H2O: 305g
TDS: 1.28%
Grind: 750 µm
Espresso
17.5g in
32-34g out
24-26s brew time

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$5.43/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.29/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$4.13/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$9.85/lb.

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Producer Macario Garcia

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