Friedhats Colombia El Desvelado #1—my new favorite Colombian!

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Here’s another candidate for my list of Top 10 coffees.

Colombia El Desvelado #1 Filter Coffee from Friedhats Coffee Roasters, Amsterdam. The coffee comes in a fun plastic canister. On the label, the company encourages customers to keep the canister, and return it to them for recycling.

About the coffee itself, the company states this:

Notes: Candy sweetness, blueberry jam, plum.

Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia

Coop: Cafe Occidente

No. of members: 1670

Region: Nariño

Altitude: 2200 masl

Process: Fully washed

Harvest: 2019

The roast appeared to be medium, around 3/5.

The aroma of the ground beans was mouthwatering: nougat, blueberry jam, and prunes.

On the label it said ”Filter coffee”. I figured that this would work well with the AeroPress. Oh boy, it did.

The mouthfeel was juicy and jammy.

Even if the body was medium-mild, the coffee was very flavorful. On the high end of the spectrum, there was the soft acidity of blueberry jam. The midrange was dominated by the prunes. In the finish, there was some molasses, and a tiny hint of the nutty sweetness of burley tobacco. After every cup, I was left craving for more. It was that good.

In Finland, you can get Friedhats coffees from Coffea, Jyväskylä. I highly recommend checking them out—both the Dutch roastery, and the Jyväskylä store, that is. They really know their stuff!