Sweet, syrupy and nutty with a floral, perfumed aroma. Notes of peanut butter and butterscotch can develop through espresso as well as sour gooseberry and grape tannins.
So Whats in Optimum Speciality Blend
Brazil Santos, an interesting arabica coffee due to the low altitude it grows at, a mixture of varietals, Bourbon and Catuai, in the typical natural processed method of a Brazilian Coffee. Being the biggest producer of coffee in the world, most of the vast estates use mechanical stripping due to the physical amount that needs harvesting. Even with the lower altitude of this coffee growing region the soils, regional climate and typical forecasted temperatures allow for the coffee to thrive, and in combination of the processing method allows for the beans to provide the generic profiles of a brazil; chocolate, nuts and caramel.
A showcase of typically Honduras and Peru for the generic great test of a Central American coffee. Both being ranked approximately 7th in the world as coffee exporting countries, Honduras and Peru have alternating harvest periods and a similar range of varietals grown at origins. Both countries plantations are majority small holders with an average size of 2-3 hectares, in a range of microclimates and varying altitudes both countries produce quality lots and have increased their standing in the speciality coffee game.
Renowned for its high content of Robusta producing qualities, is the origin of the naturally processed Robusta in this blend. Providing a syrupy body, mild peachiness and a malt finish, it accentuates the performers of this blend by boosting their qualities and adding more complexity.
From the Huila region, has evolved from a small group which formed the cooperative into one that now has 62,963 members all with the best representation of their interests as producers at the heart of it. The cooperative Cadefihuila aim to transfer the highest possible price to the coffee growers as well as supporting them in training and funding to improve the Huila coffee sector.
Typically Indian, are selectively handpicked once fully ripe. The plantations usually operate under natural shade in open conditions to allow for uniformity when it comes to grading the beans. With a low altitude for growing Robusta, it thrives in all of the main growing regions due to the combination of the sunlight and shade as well as rainfall and fertile soil conditions. The majority of Indian Coffee Farmers intercrop with their coffee plantations growing pepper, cardamom and other spices.