Kuma - La Palma (Colombia)

 

La Palma
Roaster: Kuma Coffee (Seattle, WA)
Producer: Laureano Legarda
Origin: Colombia (Nariño)
Elevation: 2000 m
Varietal: Caturra & Castillo (washed)

Roaster Description: Sweet cream, orange, maple syrup, pear.

Roast Date: 4/10/17
Brew Date: 4/21/17
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Sweet and toasty, with citrus and caramel notes. Moderately tart and bitter undertones. Moderate clarity, bold on body and linger.

 

Kuma - Ruiruiru (Kenya)

 

Ruiruiru
Roaster: Kuma Coffee (Seattle, WA)
Producer: Mathira Society
Origin: Kenya (Nyeri)
Elevation: 1800 m
Varietal: SL28 & SL34 AA (washed)

Roaster Description: White grapefruit, pomelo, lemon, black tea.

Roast Date: 3/27/17
Brew Date: 4/2/17
Brew Method: V60
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: A citrus-heavy flavor profile, tart and moderately sweet with tea-like qualities. Bold on body with a significant linger.

 

Kuma - Chupinagan (Colombia)

 

Chupinagan
Roaster: Kuma Coffee (Seattle, WA)
Producer: James Andrade
Origin: Colombia (Nariño)
Elevation: 1800 m
Varietal: Caturra & Castillo (washed)

Roaster Description: Chocolate, gooseberry, passionfruit, pineapple.

Roast Date: 3/6/17
Brew Date: 3/15/17
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Balanced amounts of sweetness and acidity, with a fruity base and dark chocolate notes. Moderate on clarity, bold on body and linger.

 

Heart - Loma Linda (Colombia)

 

Loma Linda
Roaster: Heart Coffee (Portland, OR)
Producer: Francisco Ramiro Martinez
Origin: Colombia (Nariño)
Elevation: 1800 m
Varietal: Caturra & Colombia (fully washed)

Roaster Description: Panela, cherry cola, apricot.

Roast Date: 2/20/17
Brew Date: 2/26/17
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Predominantly sweet and warm, with a hint of fruity acidity and a savory edge. Notes of chocolate and caramel. Moderately clean, bold on body and linger.

 

Heart - El Diamante Screen 17-19 (Guatemala)

 

El Diamante
Roaster: Heart Coffee (Portland, OR)
Producer: Patricia Perez
Origin: Guatemala (Agua Dulce)
Elevation: 1650 m
Varietal: Bourbon & Caturra (fully washed)

Roaster Description: Honeycomb, golden raspberry, milk chocolate.

Roast Date: 1/23/17
Brew Date: 1/29/17
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: A moderately tart roast with just a hint of sweetness. Prominent notes of cacao. Clean flavor profile overall, with medium body.

 

Heart - Gedeb (Ethiopia)

 

Gedeb
Roaster: Heart Coffee (Portland, OR)
Producer: Worka Cooperative
Origin: Ethiopia (Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe)
Elevation: 1650 - 2700 m
Varietal: Heirloom (fully washed)

Roaster Description: Jasmine, honey, mandarin.

Roast Date: 12/20/16
Brew Date: 1/2/17
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Very clean roast with strong tea characteristics. Sweet and floral with hints of citrus and caramel. Light on body with moderate finish.

 

La Colombe - San Roque (Colombia)

 

San Roque
Roaster: La Colombe (Philadelphia, PA)
Producer: Asociacion San Roque
Origin: Colombia (Oparapa, Huila)
Elevation: 1500 - 1700 m
Varietal: Caturra (fully washed and sun-dried)

Roaster Description: Clementines, cherry cola, chocolate.

Roast Date: 11/25/16
Brew Date: 12/3/16
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: A wide range of flavor notes that blend well to give a moderate body and clean finish. Prominent notes of chocolate and tart fruits.

 

Kuma - Bear Claus (Blend)

 

Bear Claus
Roaster: Kuma Coffee (Seattle, WA)
Producer: Saint Nicholas / Small Producers of Colombia and Othaya Society members
Origin: North Pole / Colombia (Narino) & Kenya (Nyeri)
Elevation: Up on the Rooftop / 1900+ m
Varietal: Santa's Little Secret (Elf Produced) / Caturra, Colombia, SL28 & SL34 (washed)

Roaster Description: A blend of seasonally fresh Colombian and Kenyan coffees. Chocolate, fig, pomegranate, cranberry and spiced cake.

Roast Date: 11/21/16
Brew Date: 11/29/16
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Lively and colorful blend with strong notes of cacao, berries, and spices. Nice and bold in all the right ways, perfect for the holiday season.

 

Heart - Santa Isabel (Guatemala)

 

Santa Isabel
Roaster: Heart Coffee (Portland, OR)
Producer: Luis Valdés
Origin: Guatemala (San Cristóbal Verapaz)
Elevation: 1400 - 1600 m
Varietal: Caturra (fully washed)

Roaster Description: Cherry, orange creamsicle, almond.

Roast Date: 11/6/16
Brew Date: 11/15/16
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: A mildly sweet roast, with strong notes of chocolate and almond. Strong on body and linger, with just a hint of bitterness at the finish.

 

Kuma - Maxi Estevez (Honduras)

 

Maxi Estevez
Roaster: Kuma Coffee (Seattle, WA)
Producer: Maxi Estevez
Origin: Honduras (Copán)
Elevation: 1500 m
Varietal: Catuai (washed)

Roaster Description: Brown butter, nougat, tangerine, apple pie.

Roast Date: 10/24/16
Brew Date: 11/1/16
Brew Method: Chemex
Beverage: Black Coffee

Review: Warm and savory profile, featuring strong notes of cacao and almond. Mildly sweet with a hint of citrus acidity. Robust body and linger overall.