At Quills we take special care to only roast the most exceptional coffees. We sample many coffees from a variety of importers and origins every time there's an opening in our lineup, and very few coffees make the cut. But occasionally a coffee comes our way that surpasses our high expectations.
This limited release comes to us from producer Alexander Cortes and the farm Bellavista, in the Cauca region of Colombia. Mr. Cortes take great care in the harvesting and processing of his coffee, which shines through in this coffee's incredible sweetness, balance, and clarity. This blend of castillo and caturra varieties yields flavors of cherry, lemon, and brown sugar coupled by a creamy body. When we first tasted it we quickly realized why Cafe Imports selected it for their exclusive Million Pesos program.
Our director of education Michael Butterworth chose to use this coffee at the US Barista Championship in Long Beach, California and we have just enough coffee left for one more batch. Bellavista, Colombia will be available this week only in our cafés and through our webstore.