GQ magazine: “…famous for their Streetlevel Espresso, a burly seasonal blend…”
Producer // Various
Processing // Wet-Process
Region // Cauca, Nariño, Huila
Cultivar // Caturra, Typica, Castillo
Elevation: 1,800 - 2,100 meters
Tasting Notes // Dark Chocolate, Lemon Peel, Round
Cup Characteristics: The hallmark of Streetlevel is always sweetness, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a coffee sweeter than this latest version. With distinct dark chocolate notes that anchor this blend the acidity is mildly pronounced with hints of lemon peel, all culminating in a unique and round offering.
Sourcing information: This is our inaugural Colombia Streetlevel and we are very excited to be able to say that. Colombia has been an origin that we have loved for years now, but haven’t had the privilege to visit. This past year, that changed, and now our love affair has taken on new heights.
“Rooted in sweetness” is a phrase we have found ourselves saying about Streetlevel since the beginning, we have also been saying it about Colombia, which made the marriage of the two impossible to ignore. This iteration is comprised of coffees from Cauca and Huila. While two regions are present in this blend, they only cover a small portion of the country as a whole.
The Cauca lot comes from various small shareholder farmers in the municipalities of La Sierra and Bolivar where hand-cranked milling equipment is used in community washing stations.
The coffee from Huila is a lot that is made up of coffees from around San Agustin. The farmers in this region utilize community patios for dring their coffee.
Preparation recommendations: Streetlevel is always amazing as espresso, but we also recommend using it as a drip option. For espresso though, try pulling shots on the larger end for even greater sweetness.
IN: 19.5 GRAMS // OUT: 28-30 GRAMS // @: 25-27 SECONDS