We could tell you that we secured the Cup of Excellence Colombia 1st place winner ‘Bella Vista’ by battling out in the online auction at 3am, bleary-eyed but determined, fighting off stiff international competition with bids of steel… but truth is post-auction we made a phone call to the winning bidder and organised a box. (It was a Colombian company keen to keep the coffee in the country for Colombians to enjoy, but who happily shared out a few boxes around the globe.)
This first ever winning coffee from Colombia’s Antioquia region is now here and plans have been hatched to manage this gem via a special presale, culminating in a one-off small batch roast on our UG22 Probat, 11th May.
All of 90 125g packs, and a little on the side to sell by the cup at the café, will make up this Reserve Roast, and we can tell you dear reader, at the time of publishing this, 32 packs have been sold.
So your chances of getting in are good, but nonetheless don’t stall;
Produced by Carmen Cecilia Montoya Patiño, this washed-process, Caturra variety coffee has a soft jasmine floral aroma, bright white grape acidity and citrus zest flavours with a creamy vanilla finish.
It stole the limelight at the Colombia Cup Of Excellence, with Carmen’s hard work and determination paying off.
We’re truly taken aback by the complexity of Bella Vista Colombia and are stoked to be able to share it with you fellow coffee lovers!