I have been enjoying the heck out of Colombian coffee this year so I was happy to recently open a package from Indiana’s Tinker Coffee Co. and find their Colombia Los Naranjos inside! You can buy this coffee directly from Tinker for $5 for a 4oz. sample bag like mine, $14 for a 12oz bag or go for it and spend $93 on a 5lb bag!
Tinker offers the following information about this coffee:
- Region: Huila
- Producer: Los Naranjos de San Agustin
- Process: Washed
- Variety: Caturra & Colombia
- Elevation: 1600-1900masl
- Tasting notes: cranberry, apple & grapefruit
Los Naranjos de San Agustin is an association of some 50 growers who collectively farm about 150 hectares of coffee in the mountains adjacent to a large nature reserve. Cafe Imports has a nice writeup about the association and the area these farms are found in. Here is a gorgeous video of Los Naranjos for you to look at and listen to:
So, how about this coffee? It’s another example of a bright Colombian coffee, yet not quite as “fruity” as some of the ones I’ve been enjoying lately. This is definitely a coffee that needs to be enjoyed for its top notes and acidity and you shouldn’t expect a many bass notes in this one, although there is enough sweetness to lend some balance to the cup.
I found a lot of apple in the acidity that became slightly tart in the second half of each sip. The body was on the light side of medium with a dry, not-quite-astringent finish and light aftertaste. This is a nice, crisp coffee with clean, refreshing acidity that is isn’t harsh or biting. Tinker did a great job with this coffee and it holds up at room temperature just as nicely as when it’s freshly brewed!