FLOWERS BLEND: 10/15/2018 Ethiopia Alemu Bukato & Colombia Los Pinos
And...we found our Flowers. For the past year, we have been exploring the personality of our most floral, bright and tropical blend. She is sweet and floral without leaning sour. We are in love. We are sourcing an amazing selection of coffees throughout the seasons (each is strong enough to be a single origin offering) and blending them to provide the consistency that we love in this blend. The result is a coffee that stays true to the personality of Flowers and yet shows the movements of the seasons and the new offerings of the world's best coffee regions.
ETHIOPIA ALEMU BUKATO
Producer: 700 contributing members
Region: Gedeb area of the Gedeo Zone in Kochere district, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1,900 - 2,100 meters
Preparation: double washed and dried on raised beds
Tasting notes: nectarine, pineapple, mandarin
Roaster’s notes: We find lovely tropical aromas of florals and sweet-tart fruits in the cup.
COLOMBIA LOS PINOS
Producer: Jorge Antonio Arboleda, owner of Finca Los Pinos
Region: village of San Carlos of the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Altitude: 2,100 masl
Preparation: pulped within hours of picking, then fermented and washed in stainless steel tanks for 48 hours and finally dried on raised beds
Tasting notes: pistachio, marzipan, green grape
Roaster’s notes: This lot is amazing in almost every way; sweet, elegant and clean flavors.