Our newest arrival from Colombia is called Resguardo and it's sweet and delicious. We taste black cherry and plum, cherry coke, and cashew, with a pleasant fruity brightness.
Resguardo means reserve in Spanish, and this coffee comes from the Resguardo Nasa We'sx, an indigenous reserve formed by two tribes who were forcibly relocated to Gaitania to work in the gold mines in the early 20th century. There's no undoing the the evils of discrimination and coerced migration, but since the end of this forced labor, the tribes have formed an autonomous reserve, began farming coffee using sustainable, organic practices, and have established themselves as great coffee farmers. Resguardo is from the Gaitania subregion of Tolima, Colombia, and is going to be a bridge for us between the end of Las Brisas and Yucra and some upcoming coffees from Central America. We tasted it against nine other Colombian coffees, and liked it a lot - it has a bit more dark fruit and body than Las Brisas. It's a really solid everyday coffee that has quickly become a favorite.
The second coffee we recently introduced is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's super special and we're really happy to have it on our list of offerings. Congo is still fairly new to the specialty coffee game, so we're fortunate to be serving tasty coffee from this country. Kivu Sopacdi is bright, clean, with a hint of pleasant cooking spices. There's a delicious blend of peach, mango, and a bit of peppery spice, plus some nice red berry and citrus flavors in the natural roast of this coffee. Read more about the SOPACDI co-op and the delicious story behind this coffee.