We are super excited to introduce you to this month's Magic Seeds, a washed processed, Colombia variety from Finca Nueva Zelandia in Pitalito, Colombia. We have plenty to say about that, but first let's take a look at our Daily Drinker.
Your January Daily Drinker comes from a variety of farmers throughout the Huila region of Colombia. The farms selected for this offering show the classic flavors of this region.
In our experience, coffees from Huila are very fruity, often carrying a tropical fruit note that you can't quite perfectly describe. That weirdness has made them some of our favorite coffees year after year. This area is strange, in a good way; almost every year we see stories coming out of here that are simply unexplainable: New varieties spontaneously mutate on a few isolated farms or classic varieties, historically deemed inferior, suddenly outscore their more valued peers.
Along side all this weirdness, and partially because of it, Huila has become our favorite region to travel to as well. The coffees and culture here are just so exciting.
Your Daily Drinker for this month, from Huila, Colombia reminds us of a strawberry banana smoothie and the classic Orange Julius. It has just a bit of a papaya-like funk to keep it fun too. As it cools, we're seeing notes of fresh peach and bright, ripe grapefruit. Throughout the cup we see all that fruitiness held up by a lingering dark chocolate and toffee finish.
We hope that you have loved this month's Magic Seeds and look forward to sharing another exceptional experience with you next month.
image provided by Café Imports