Our friends at Bluebeard have done it again with this charming Latin gem from Colombia’s specialty coffee haven of Nariño. You’ll taste cinnamon and brown sugar tangoing elegantly with a clean and distinctively raspberry finish. The taste is reminiscent of cinnamon coffee cake paired with fresh raspberry jam. True to Bluebeard’s style, the beans are caramelized to perfection, emphasizing the decadent sweet notes that dance in rhythm with the clean fruit finish. There’s no stepping on feet in this cup.
Located on the Pacific Ocean, bordering Ecuador, Nariño is the spot where the Andes mountain range rises into Colombia. It was originally targeted by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, who were searching for the mythical, golden El Dorado. While they came away empty handed, we think this coffee from the region would’ve made a fine consolation prize. Rigo Belarcazar, a microlot producer since 2010, works with a 200-member co-op founded to share their small-farm Nariño coffee with the world. Their coffee from Nariño continues to set the standard for Colombian beans and remains a beating heart of authentic Colombian coffee.
Treat yourself or someone special to this “Cinnamon Coffee Cake” of a cup before it’s gone. We think it’ll sweep you off your feet!
Joseph D. Gordon
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Bluebeard never disappoints -- so far their coffees have all been great. I loved the raspberry flavor with mild cinnamon hints in the aftertaste. Very smooth, great flavors. With or without creamer, good.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ It's an okay cup of coffee, but no special taste features. Maybe a very subtle chocolate flavor, but not too much else going on. (pour over)|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I love Columbians. Nice espresso with sweet notes.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Brewed with a Kalita Wave. Really tasty coffee with a smooth, very drinkable flavor, the cinnamon taste is noticeable.|
Joseph D. Gordon
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Good, nice light flavor. Mild spices and mild sweet brown sugar wish a hint of raspberry after taste.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I love Bluebeard! As a former Tacoma, WA resident, I always get excited when Bluebeard comes in our subscription. This coffee has an amazing aroma and a smooth yet robust flavor. I can guarantee that this bag will not last long in our household!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Brewed in my french press. This coffee has nice light spice notes with a little berry flavor.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I liked this coffee a lot. Was flavorful, smooth and had a great lingering taste of cinnamon at the end. Brewed french press.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This stuff is gooooood, highly recommended. It's a nice balance of classic coffee flavor and an interesting fresh, fruity, spiced taste.|