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Bella Vista Espresso

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About Bella Vista Espresso

Our Head of coffee

Will says:

Deliciously sweet white chocolate and toffee flavours are abundant in this cup with or without the addition of milk. There is a mild lemon acidity, rich creamy mouthfeel and lingering vanilla aftertaste.

About the farm

You might recognise Maria Del Rosario from the Buenos Aires coffee that makes up half of our Fruit & Nut Espresso, which she grows with her husband José Ramone. On Will’s last annual trip out to the farm, he discovered that Maria has her own farm - Bella Vista. He knew he just had to try out her own coffee in the next blind cupping he took part in.

And, unsurprisingly, he was very pleased he did - deliciously sweet white chocolate and toffee flavours are met by a mild lemon acidity, rich creamy mouthfeel and lingering vanilla aftertaste. Very different to the Buenos Aires we know and love - which may be perplexing, considering they both use similar varieties and the same processing and drying techniques. These differences came down to a difference in terroir.

A quick Q&A with the farmer, Maria

What does coffee mean to you?

It is a source of family income. It is generating employment and welfare for the community, and is a dynamic trade in this region. This drink becomes a bond of friendship.

Details

ACIDITYMild lemon acidity
ALTITUDE1600m
FLAVOURWhite chocolate and toffee
MOUTHFEELRound, creamy
ORIGINAcevedo, Huila, Colombia
PROCESSWashed
PRODUCERMaria de Rosario
ROAST PROFILELight Espresso
SWEETNESSRefined sugar
TASTING NOTEWhite chocolate and toffee
VARIETALCatuai
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