Hand-Picked, Fully Washed
Specialty Grade Premium Colombian Coffee
We are happy to have this wonderful, premium grade Colombian Dulima in stock!
We last carried this particular coffee back in 2016.
After cupping this year's crop, it was a very easy decision to bring it in house!
Colombian Dulima is actually a blend of Premium Specialty Grade coffees from the Tolima and Huila regions.
The cooperation between the two regional mills continues to produce a high scoring, consistently smooth, clean, and wonderful profile.
General Flavor Observations
Colombian Dulima captures the essence of what a fine Colombian coffee should be; great body, nice brightness, clean finish, consistent throughout. This is a truly satisfying cup.
The coffee is not too bright, not too big. It's just the right combination of complexity and depth.
The careful blending and matching of the regional beans is intentional, and designed to yield a medium bodied cup that is very smooth, with a nice round mouth-feel.
Notes of chocolate and a mild nuttiness flow into a finish with hints of red fruit that presents itself in a pointed yet surprisingly mild acidity.
We have been looking for a Colombian with good body, but with a slightly tempered acidity that would not sacrifice the complexity and depth for which Colombian coffees are so well known.
This lot of Colombian Dulima hits the mark perfectly!
Roast Level Profile Notes
My preferred roast level for this lot of Colombian Dulima coffee is a Full City
roast for the best balance between body, sweetness, and brightness.
It will do well when roasted from City to Full City (+). The darker roasts could work as well, but it seems to me to lose a bit of it's character and charm.
We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how the various roast levels will change the profile:
City Roast (light roast)
This roast level will yield a very bright cup with an almost malt-like nuttiness with notes of cocoa powder, and a red grape fruity tone. The finish will be quite pointed and dry with an orange rind quality. This roast will be adventurous, but a great choice if you want pure origin characteristics.
Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred
This is the roast level where I feel the Colombian really shines. Medium bodied, smooth mouth-feel, nice roundness with hints of walnut, and solid notes of chocolate. The peak of the profile will reveal notes that reminds me of dark cherry; the finish is clean and smooth, with subtle hints of orange. This is the roast level for the best experience and balance of sweetness, body, mouth-feel and profile.
Full City (+) Roast
This roast level will provide a deeper body with a silky mouth-feel. The dark cherry tones deepen while the orange notes taper. The acidity is softened further accompanied by a long, clean finish. If you want a more dark chocolate experience with your Colombian, then this is a good choice. This roast will also work quite well as a single origin espresso!
The Premium Grade coffee that makes up Colombian Dulima is sourced from the highest quality coffee from small, family owned farms in the Tolima and Huila regions.
Quality coffle from the Tolima area predominantly comes from small farms, in small micro-lots via cooperatives.
The coffees are hand-picked, and often de-pulped by hand as well to ensure meticulous control of quality.
Dulima is the ancient name of the indigenous regional tribe known as 'Pijaos.'
The Pijaos were the bravest of Colombian warriors and inhabited the Central Ranges of the Colombian Andes; between the snowy mountains of Huila, Tolima and Quind¡o, the upper valley of the Magdalena River and the upper Valle del Cauca in Colombia.
- Origin: Colombia
- Regions: Tolima and Huila
- Traceable: Smallholder farmers
- Elevation: 3,900 - 6,200 ft.
- Process: Fully Washed
- Drying: Sun Dried