Workshop and Ilse: Yuli Rosibel Parades and Jildardo Ortega
The month of June will feature two coffees from Colombia- a wonderful example of the potential in variety Castillo grown by Yuli Rosibel Parades; alongside a vibrant and clean Caturra grown by Jildardo Ortega. While these coffees are from different regions and are different varieties, they do interestingly enough share a similar flavor profile. Both coffees are relatively malic in regards to perceived acidity, and that acidity is very noticeably similar to green apple. Yuli’s Castillo has a bit more of a deep sweetness, while Jildardo’s Caturra has an interesting pineapple aspect lending itself to a bit more complexity in acidity. These coffees pair nicely alongside each other and are great examples of why we love coffee from Colombia.
Kafferäven: Kichawir and Gishubi
You’ll receive either Kichawir or Gishubi to pair alongside coffee from Colombia in your box this month. Kichawir is the first coffee we’ve selected from Kenya this season, and let me tell you, what a way to get started. Kichawir stood out as some of the best coffee that I’ve cupped so far this year. It's awesome to be able to share this wonderfully roasted product from such an underrated coffee roaster in Kafferäven.
Gishubi is now the 3rd coffee we’ve had the opportunity to share from Burundi, and it’s much different from the other two. While Ninga (Hex, Parlor) was vibrant and high in acidity, and Masha (Hex) was extremely floral, showcasing so much purple fruit quality, Gishubi is a coffee that exudes so much sweetness and red fruit quality, it’s a nice touch to exemplify the complexity and differentiation found in coffee from Burundi.