'I love coffee like this. Solid, sweet and dependable. I get delicious honeycomb sweetness and a pleasing red grape acidity. Gentle, subdued fruit notes in the background too, like a juicy peach.'
This coffee is your new 'go-to'. Simple and delicious. No drama, just solid, sweet and supremely well balanced. It won't let you down however you brew. A replacement for our best seller from last year, Planadas Organic, I'm pleased to tell you that this coffee is more than capable of filling those shoes.
In espresso, the acidity will become more pronounced but it is well balanced with a honeycomb sweetness. Add milk, and it makes for a delightfully light and refreshing flat white. In other brew methods, the acidity will take more of a back seat and you'll appreciate this well balanced, sweet and delicious coffee however you like to brew.
TIP: If you like a more developed roast, we also use this coffee in our No.9 Roast (here).
Origin: Gaitania Farm, Planadas Municipality, Tolima
Varietals: Caturra and Typica
Roast colour: 129 (read more).
Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)
Q Score: 84 (what's this?)
You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here.
Taste and flavour perception are complex and difficult to articulate. We love sharing our tasting notes with you, but please don't rely too heavily on our reports. Your experience is what matters most and it may be different. We've written about that whole issue here.
IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here.
Want to know more about this coffee? Read on......
Gaitania is a village located in the Planadas municipality in the department of Tolima. Planadas has a story that contributed to the charm of their people and of the department itself. It was a region in which political prisoners were sheltered from the Liberal party. Over time both parties, Liberales and Conservadores, established a good relationship consequently leading to the famous kindness of people from Planadas to be well-known throughout the country.
This coffee is produced by the indigenous community “Nasa Wesx” of Gaitania. The Nasa Wesx live in different indigenous territories in Cauca, Huila, and Tolima.
Just couldn't get any consistency with this coffee. The difference in extract from one cup to another was huge this was the same for Aponte-columbian again unbelievably inconsistent. Really poor for both. I switched to another coffee from a different vendor and everything was back to normal with good consistent extracts so not sure if I just got a really bad batch. Not be buying any of these again. It was a waste of 1kg of coffee.
Hey Darren - really sorry to hear you've had difficulty with your coffee, that sucks. I'll drop you an email and see if we can find out more about what's gone wrong.
Gaitania - Colombia