Let the light shine in! This sweet, silky Colombian is a ray of sunshine for your mug. Colombia Rosario Alto is a light roast that brews into a signature, South American profile of chocolate, caramel, and juicy summer fruit-- you’ll taste red cherries and cranberry-lemonade, with a maple syrup richness. Notes of grapefruit and a touch of lavender feel like throwing open the window on a summer day. As it cools, flavors deepen into a rich, figgy chocolate. Rosario Alto is the newest roast from Velton’s Coffee Company, one of Seattle’s finest independent roasters, and we’re basking in it.
This lot comes from small grower Narciso Antonio Carlosama Cordoba (Antonio for short), who inherited Rosario Alto farm from his father. He’s been working with coffee for almost 20 years, and there’s no better place to work in coffee than Nariño. Located on the Pacific Ocean, bordering Ecuador, Nariño is the spot where the Andes mountain range rises into Colombia. Antonio grows his coffee on the slopes beneath the Galeras volcano, one of Colombia’s most active volcanoes. Fun fact: the volcano’s first recorded eruption was in 1580, by Spanish conquistadors! Growing coffee near an active volcano can be risky, but rewarding: the high altitudes and volcanic soil are what make this coffee taste so lively, juicy, and sweet.
Rosario Alto is the farm’s top lot of the year. At first sip, you’ll understand why: it’s complex and sparkling, with caramel sweetness and notes of fruit, chocolate, and florals. Exclusive to Bean Box, this roast is only available for a limited time. Reserve your bag today, and enjoy one of our favorite Colombians of the summer.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Our subscription seems to be sending us a lot of roasts that are light to medium roasts, and I definitely prefer dark roasts. I tasted several sour notes probably related to the cherry and lemon, and I had to dump it after 3 drinks.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Good, flavor profiles not my favorite. But delivered delicious coffee.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I struggled to get the noted flavors from this. It just tasted like a darker roast. A good darker roast, nonetheless.|