Colombia, Road Trip
Roasts and ships Monday through Thursday.
- We Taste: Passion Fruit, Papaya, Mango
- Process: Experimental Fermentation
- Varietal: Castillo
- Region: Popayan, Cauca
- Altitude: 1,960 masl
This coffee is part of our Reserve line—a line that brings you the rarest most unique coffee experiences from around the world. Available only in our 8oz reserve bags, this is a very limited release.
- Collecting the cherry bean in a percentage of 92% ripe and 8% semi-ripe.
- Floating and washing with ozone water to decrease microbial load.
- 24 hours of oxidation in cherry state to extract chlorogenic acids.
- Controlled drying for 34 hours with recirculation of air in a regular temperature of 35 Celsius degrees and relative humidity of 25% until reaching, in a scale of 10% to 11%.
This coffee is the result of Diego Samuel’s effort to make coffee in his region, along with his family, a product in which other coffee growers could trust for their living. Diego’s idea was to create a “common wet-mill” to process the cherry bean of his neighbors in Piendamimo, Cauca in the southwestern of Colombia. There are around 150 coffee producers who take benefits from this project and it’s all focused on letting the coffee to grow in its own land and microclimates and using the equipment, protocols and research from Diego’s farm to achieve a consistent and high quality coffee. The other foundation in this project is making a higher impact in the money retribution from the coffee producer. The coffee is sold as cherry, but it is bought as green which makes it profitable to the producer to keep growing.
This coffee has a very unique flavor. Like the tasting notes say it is quite sweet, and the passion fruit tasting notes really come out. This coffee tasted like passion fruit tea to me, and there seemed to be no bitterness at all. Give this coffee a try if you are looking for a unique flavored coffee.
This coffee, WOW! I mean, what a unique experience, and I’m blown away. Thank you, Methodical for this delicious coffee. Thank you, Diego Samuel.
this coffee is gold - it just is! there is a taste for every need here, each sip being both exotic and so exciting. completely unreal!
I grabbed Road Trip as an espresso at the original Methodical Coffee in downtown Greenville. I knew it was a Reserve coffee but hadn't looked into it too much. When I raised the snifter to my nose, I knew I was in for a treat ... the usual bright acidity I get in the aroma of a Methodical 'spro was complemented by a very noticeable tropical fruitiness. It's one of those rare times when the tasting notes aren't just approximately correct - they're spot on. I enjoyed every sip. Highly recommended - even at this price point, you're getting a bargain.
As a long time shop owner, I’ve tried hundreds upon hundreds of coffees, and this one has quickly become one of the most memorable. Aromas and taste of straight passionfruit juice. Absolutely wild.