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Huellas 07/24

Huellas 07/24

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Process: Washed

Variety: Caturra, Bourbon

Sourced by: Catalyst Trade

You may have noticed that Botz has two lots for sale under the label designation Huellas. The numbers themselves designate the lot separations from the Huellas Programa cooperative. While Botz did not intentionally decide to buy two lots from the same cooperative, on a blind cupping table, these particular lots stood out because of their dynamic range of flavors and cup characteristics. It just happened to be a Botz wambo-combo that these coffees were from the same cooperative and, get this, have a similar varietal makeup (the exact percentages Botz is unsure of). It’s the perfect coffee experience to see to what extent different lot separations can taste like despite the coffees being from the same cooperative and having the same coffee shrub lineage.

Over the years, some of my most prized coffee tasting experiences have come from immaculately-processed Peruvian coffees. While I do not claim to be an expert when it comes to growing regions in Peru, I’ve always been rather shocked by the flavors some of these coffees have been able to express. From dense stone-fruity cups to light, malic, and crisp cups, I feel like there’s a coffee for most coffee enthusiasts depending on their own stylistic preferences.

Huellas 07/24 captured my attention immediately on the Botz cupping table for its daintily confident personality despite its lighter and effervescent qualities. Crisp apple and refreshing pears with a tinge of marzipan seemed to be the perfect flavor combination for a coffee that was effortlessly sippable. This coffee, in my honest robotic opinion, is really void of any flavor distractions. As a self-proclaimed blabasaurus (a person that talks far too much), this coffee reminded me of some of the most confident people in my life, all of whom seem to be the best listeners I’ve ever witnessed. Most importantly, when they have something to add (like a blast of refreshing apple acidity and subtle pear aftertaste), they do so eloquently and without pause, as if they know exactly what they want to express. Did I just compare Huellas 07/24 to my quietly-confident life superheroes? Yes, I did. Sip this coffee with patience and passion, and throughout your drinking experience, its true beauty and flavors will be revealed in its own articulate flavor expression.   

***Please note that coffee orders are roasted, processed, and shipped on Wednesdays. The cutoff for orders is 12:00 pm each Tuesday.***