Colombia Micro Lot Event / by Education RoyalNY

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Earlier this week, Royal NY hosted a Colombia Micro Lot cupping event at The Lab.

We showcased 11 micro lots from the Nariño region of Colombia.  These micro lots were the result of Royal NYs origin trip to Colombia with our exporting partners, Pergamino, this past July.  Nariño is located in the southwestern corner of Colombia.  Although it is located outside the main coffee producing region of Colombia, the extremely high altitude of the area allows for slow coffee cherry maturation, creating a complex and sweet final product. 

The coffees  were from the local producer association in Nariño, FUDAM.  Our team cupped 75 coffees from producers representing FUDAM during their trip, and bought 35 out of the 75 micro lots.

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 Royal NY's main Colombian coffee buyer Camillo gave a brief presentation on the micro lots we were about to taste.

Royal NY's main Colombian coffee buyer Camillo gave a brief presentation on the micro lots we were about to taste.

The cupping consisted of two flights.  Each table was lead by a Royal NY employee to guide people through the process and to answer any questions about the coffees or cupping protocol. 

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Each table lead gathered their table's notes on each coffee and we briefly discussed each coffee as a group.  

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Some of the crowd favorites were:

Ligia Isabel Rucinopineapple, tropical fruit, clean finish, plum, tamarind, stone fruit, honey, tangerine, red grape.  Ref: 35921, NJ: 8 bags

Marisol Urbano: plum, apple, sugar, mango, peach, strawberry, pineapple, grapefruit, watermelon, meyer lemon.   Ref: 35941, NJ: 9 bags

Albeiro Munoz: silky body, caramel, lime, granny smith apple, rhubarb, balanced, juicy, melon, peach, red apple, red wine.  SOLD OUT

Jonathan Zapata: lime, apricot, peach, blueberry cobbler, cinnamon, cedar, honeysuckle, cocoa powder, green apple, sweet tart candy.  SOLD OUT


Afterward, we had empanadas, arepas, Colombian sodas and served our Colombia Nariño Excelso La Union as nitro cold brew- in case attendees needed more coffee.

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  Cold Brew Recipe:   3 lbs of coffee  3.5 gallons of water  20 hour steep time  = 3 gallons cold brew concentrate

Cold Brew Recipe:

3 lbs of coffee

3.5 gallons of water

20 hour steep time

= 3 gallons cold brew concentrate


We would like to thank Barista Magazine and Pergamino Coffee Exporters for the awesome gifts they sponsored for our attendees!

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 The latest issue of Barista Magazine. They also graciously donated a free year subscription!

The latest issue of Barista Magazine. They also graciously donated a free year subscription!

 A few of the tin coffee mugs from Pergamino!

A few of the tin coffee mugs from Pergamino!

Royal NY would like to thank everyone who attended the event.  These cupping events provide an opportunity for roasters to try many unique smaller lots side by side with the option of taking any favorites home that night.  It's also a great occassion to cup alongside Royal employees who know these coffees well and can answer any question you many home.

If you could not attend this event, but are intersested in our micro lot offerings, please email tradingdesk@royalny.com.

 

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