GQ magazine: “…famous for their Streetlevel Espresso, a burly seasonal blend…”
Producer // Various
Processing // Wet-Process
Region // Colombia: 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 two different coffees from Huila. Both of these coffees come the from the sprawling scenery of San Agustin, which is known for having multitudes of small share farmers producing very high quality crops.
Both coffees are from groups of small producers that wanted the perks of having a larger society of farmers to team up with, so they could produce the best product possible. The coffee they grow is made up of mainly Caturra plants, but also a little Typica and the rust-resistant cultivar Castillo.
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