CBK | Colombia Antioquia and Burundi Kayanza
Cold Brew Bright Profile | Light roast
Tasting Notes: Dried Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Milk Chocolate
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Grown high in the mountains in northwestern Colombia, La Sierrita represents the work of 22 producers, including Rubiel Higuita, Joaquin Emilio Higuita, Aristobulo Manco and Luis Alberto Manco, pictured right with Stephen from Coffee Quest. Their individual contributions were carefully constructed by Stephen, Sirley and the team at Coffee Quest, with every small lot individually tasted various times before being included within the main lot.
The other part of this blend was produced by members of the Burundi Seeds Specialty cooperative in the Kayanza region of Burundi. BSS also runs their own processing station, where this coffee was processed naturally. The cooperative owns and manages the UMOCO processing facility, whereby the 847 producers bring their cherries to be processed. UMOCO means light, which essentially reveals the importance of transparency for the cooperative. The three founders, Juste Picasso, Jeremiah Nakimuhana, Zephyrin Banzubaze collectively work with coffee producing families to develop relationships and spread knowledge about coffee production. Producing coffee is not a business for the BSS members, it is a lifestyle. In some cases, these producers need to diversify income by delivering goods via bicycle such as coal or hosting a taxi service.
Yessica (left) and assistant
Colombia & Burundi
Ana Teresa Manco, Antonio Serna, Fernando Cifuentes, Honorio Usuga, Jose Otoniel Higuita, Mauricio Urrego, Rubiel Higuita, Albeiro Manco Lopez, Bernardo Lopez, Jorge Diaz, Luis Alberto Manco, Carlos Andres Fernandez, Jorge Isaiah Manco, Jose Abener Manco, Jose Yesid Campo, Pablo Emilio Zapata, Ruben Salas, Wilson Montoya Rodan, Yoiner Alberto Higuita, Aura Rosa Manco, Luz Magnolia Carvajal, Maria Eugenia Serna & 847 farmer-members of Burundi Seeds Specialty Cooperative
Antioquia & Kayanza
Caturra, Colombia, Castillo & Bourbon
Washed & Natural
1700 - 2200 meters
Coffee Quest & Mercanta
DID YOU KNOW
The department of Antioquia is the 2nd largest producer of coffee in Colombia.
$5.20 & $4.75
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
WHY DID WE SELECT THESE COFFEES FOR THE BLEND?
We first roasted the La Sierrita coffee last year: it was a very impressive example of the delicious flavors you can find in the northern coffee growing regions of Colombia, and made for a great coffee in the Balanced Profile. This year's harvest was exceptionally bright, floral and sweet, which earned it a place in the Bright profile along with this equally bright coffee from Burundi.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
10 x 70 kg, 8 x 60 kg
2 & 1 year
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
Transparent coffees purchased
HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 27th February to 23rd March in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.