La Virgen #3, Colombia (1 kg)
Notes: Strawberry, Orange & Floral
Farmed by Jaime Ariza and produced by Juan Saldarriaga, this is the third time we’ve had La Virgen on our menu. Its first outing in Belfast was a refreshing grapefruit and citrus explosion, with the second being our cask conditioned Christmas coffee in 2019. This lot from Jaime and Juan is all cherry, red berries and florals. Grown at over 2000m, which is unusually high for Antioquia, Jaime’s 34 hectare farm is home to a good many varietals, with this lot comprised of Caturra and scoring a high 88.75 with us.
We particularly enjoyed this on filter and the bright strawberry notes and more delicate hibiscus make for a delicious Colombian coffee which we could drink every morning of the week.