The latest iteration of Streetlevel Espresso is filled with the amazing roundness of a perfect cherry cordial as notes of caramelized fruit meld seamlessly with a touch of fresh zested orange.
Various Smallholder Farmers
Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Cherry Cordial, Caramelized, Orange Zest
Colombia boasts one of the most diverse landscapes for coffee production in the world. With regions that house a multitude of unique growing climates within a hundred square kilometers, the diversity of flavor profile is enormous.
The Andes Mountain range cuts towards the Pacific Ocean shortly after it starts in the northern parts of Colombia. After passing Medellin, it starts to run through some of the most formidable areas for growing coffee in the world. Cauca, a plateau laden region with hundreds of small counties has the terrain to house thousands of farms in close proximity. Further south, Nariño is remote and filled with intense peaks surrounding its inhabitants. Producing coffee in Nariño is difficult for both its remoteness, and also for the intensely steep landscape. Both regions are known for dark berry flavors in the cup, like blackberry.
The latest version of Streetlevel has coffees from both of these regions. These coffees are made up of lots from a handful of smallholder producers. Their farms range from one hectare in size to four. They process their coffees using motor driven de-pulpers and utilize waterless fermentation before drying on raised beds in greenhouses.
Streetlevel Espresso works perfectly as your everyday espresso or as a brewed coffee. This version we have been liking pulled fast and medium in output.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.