region: Nariño, Colombia
farm: Finca Lucitania
producer: Servio Chincha
elevation: 2000 meters above sea level
process: fully washed, patio dried
As soon as I open the packaging, the Colombia Lucitania’s bright, lively, fruity aroma comes bursting out; scents of candied oranges and tropical fruits exploding in my nostrils. This is an aromatic experience not entirely unlike Froot Loops cereal—sweet and fruity.
The coffee is a light-bodied affair and possesses a silky mouthfeel. For a coffee that’s so light on the tongue, however, it has a great deal of volume; each sip fills my entire mouth and particularly hits the front and sides of my tongue. It’s very sweet—almost to the point of being tart (especially at the higher extraction that I personally prefer), but it’s still an enjoyable cupping experience. It’s a pretty well-rounded cupping experience, too; even though the coffee leads with an intensely bright, vibrant, layered orange and grapefruit acidity, there’s an underlying muted dryness that can be attributed to its Earl Grey nuances.
*content courtesy of Kuma Coffee
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