CHG | COLOMBIA HUILA GRAN GALOPE
Classic Profile | Medium roast
Tasting Notes: Toffee, Caramel, Chocolate
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Gran Galope offerings are a blend of coffees from between 10 and 30 smallholder farms, each with comparable cup characteristics and score. Coffees from Huila are cupped and purchased in Pitalito. Regional blends from Colombia can be an excellent way to taste identifiable flavors of a region. Colombia's coffee growing and milling infrastructure is well developed so being able to blend a coffee from many producers which tatses however you want is achievable. This coffee is a product of both nature and nurture in that the climate and farming practices produce a consistently delicious ingredient for managers to then direct the blending based on thier concept of what a coffee from this region should taste like.
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
DID YOU KNOW
The San Augustin Archelogoical Park in Southern Huila contains the largest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures believed to have been carved between the years 5 and 400 AD.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across this months coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 2,700 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This Month we are roasting a coffee that was collected from around 20 farmers in Huila Colombia. These lots were selected to create a flavor profile that is sweet and rounded.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Dave H. from Sep 13 to Oct 04 2020 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Loring S35 Kestrel roaster for this profile - this roaster roasts the beans through convection (heated air) roasting. 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.