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SUMP COFFEE

Colombia, Altamira // 2 lbs.

$34.00

SUMP COFFEE

Colombia, Altamira // 2 lbs.

$34.00

Of late, we have brought in simultaneously two separate and small lots of current crop coffees from a single origin from our importing partners. This gives a window into the impact of differences of terroir or varietal on the cup. This week’s coffee is from Jose Gabriel Gomez and his farm Altamira in Buesaco, Narino of Colombia and is the ‘sister’ lot to our Salazar offering. In the cup we found notes of raisin, black cherry, concord grape, jasmine, black tea, cashew and wintermint. The notes that resonate the loudest for me were raisin and grape (one and the same really, dried and undried), cherry, with a hint of wintermint on the finish as it cools. We don’t have a lot of personal information on the farmer or his family, so I thought I would take a moment to share a memory from a time in Bogata. I know we’re in the middle of a pandemic and other singular economic times, but Spring is making itself very present at the moment in Saint Louis. This time of year usually inspires me to take my bicycle out to enjoy the temperate air. In Bogata, every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm, 76 plus miles of city streets are closed off either fully or partially to car traffic for walking, running and biking -mainly biking. And it’s every imaginable type/style of bicycle, the whole socio-economic spectrum of riders, hoopties to cruisers to high end road bikes, young, old and in between. About 1.7 million plus people turn out to ride, walk or run each Sunday. That is a quarter of the city’s population. Witnessing it felt invigorating, communal and inclusive. I wish my city had a culture and structure in place for a similar happening. As always, thank you and enjoy. Be well.