Last week we roasted the last batches of Don Manuel and Atitlán El Grano, and while it's hard to see those coffees go for the season, we're excited for our first week of Colombia Las Brisas. This coffee is a recurring favorite for us, and thanks to the Tolima region's two harvests, it's a coffee we can offer a bit more frequently than our other single origin offerings.
This version of Las Brisas represents the larger main harvest for the growers, which wrapped up in August. We think this coffee is a solid option for any application: slow bar, batch, or single origin espresso. Compared to last year's smaller mitaca crop, this lot has a bit more heft and butteriness. It also has plenty of the nutty sweetness and fruity brightness - granny smith apples, a bit of citrus, red grapes - that we loved about the last version of Las Brisas, too. We've been running it as a batch coffee at our Pecos shop for the past two weeks, and it's been a hit for customers and staff - the folks who reach for the cream every time, and the coffee nerds alike.
Las Brisas is one of several coffees we'll introduce over the next few months. There's a lot to look forward to, including our old friend Zelelu, another tasty Kenyan coffee grown by the Ngundu Farmers Cooperative, and some other great coffees from Rwanda, Colombia, and Burundi. We've been tinkering a bit with a few coffees. A roast that's the slightest bit lighter on the Honduras Eriban Mendoza means it's now a beautifully sweet and round coffee, with none of the dryness it occasionally had before. Plenty of tasty coffees right now, and several more to come!