El Templo

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El Templo


Huila, Colombia

Apple pie and fruited chocolate. Clean, balanced and refreshing.

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The Source

Country:  Colombia
Region:  Palestina, Huila
Mill:  El Templo
Process:  Washed
Varietal:  Bourbon, Caturra
Altitude:  1550-1750 meters

El Templo is a village within the Palestina municipality, located in the Huila Department, Colombia. Bourbon, Caturra, and a bit of Castillo coffee varieties make up this blend from the small farms in the region. The coffee fruit is manually pulped, fermented for 16-20 hours, washed, and then dried on raised beds and patios. This clean wash process paired with the relatively high altitude make for an excellent Colombian.

The Cup

El Templo is a surprising Colombian. It has the sweet and balanced profile one expects from this region, but the refreshing fruit highlights really set this one apart. The base of the brewed cup is defined by honey-like sweetness with a few notes of raw cacao nibs. The aroma alludes to fresh-baked apple pie, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Apple and pear flavors define the top end of the cup with fruited chocolate in the aftertaste. Drink this one every day. It's good no matter how you brew it. 

The Art

by Jon Bailey

Jon is an Akron native living in Durango, Colorado. He enjoys bicycles, bass guitar, and leading small groups of young explorers into the wilds of the Colorado Plateau. They've all come back alive.