We’ve got a real morning treat for you: the light, sweet Colombia Gladis Lasso is a golden sunrise in your cup. This coffee is exceptionally clean, almost crystalline, with round notes of apricot and wildflower honey. Barry, from Broadcast Coffee, brought this sample straight to our cupping table about two weeks ago. The way he handed it to me, like he was letting me in on a secret, told me this would be a special cup.
Ever since I visited Colombia last year, I’ve been in love with Colombian coffee. The best Colombian coffees have a sugary sparkle, a fresh-grown quality, like fruit eaten right off the tree. This one comes from a single female grower, Gladis Lasso, who works with a cooperative in Narino. The region was once populated by the Incas, and farmers still find shards of pottery scattered across the land. Gladis’s farm is particularly isolated, higher than the rest, tucked away on a mountainside near the active Galeras volcano. The sweet, clean profile of this coffee come from an extended fermentation, a tricky method that relies upon processing the raw beans within a narrow ph window for the perfect amount of time. The result? The sparkly, crystal-like sugars, delicate acidity, and clarity of flavor you’ll taste in this cup.
The best part: you don’t even have to be a morning person to experience this sunrise in a mug. We’re “gladis” to have this beautiful roast to brighten our morning, with its golden, honeyed profile that tastes like the first rays of the dawn. Broadcast Coffee’s Colombia Gladis Lasso is a limited lot, only available for a short time. Reserve a bag for your kitchen, and enjoy a dose of pure Colombian coffee sunshine.