New!  Colombia Roasters United Competition RU3 Blend
Roasters United Competition RU3 Blend

 




 

REGION: Huila
VARIETAL: Various
FARM: Various
ALTITUDE: 1500 - 1900 M
FARMER: Various
ROAST: Medium
NOTES: This is a competition blend from various farms in Colombia

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  $14.95



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We are always looking for ways to find the best coffee possible while supporting farmers with sustainable prices that allow them to grow, harvest and process the best coffee they can. 2016 was the third year we have sponsored this coffee competition along with Jeff of Portola Coffee Lab and Chuck of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. For the winning mirco-lots, we awarded 1.8 million pesos in farm improvement grants. The winning farms received a 1.5 million peso farm grant and we also constructed a larger blender lot with coffee from other exceptional farms. We have committed to paying a well over fair trade price for the blend; meaning that we paid a good price for the green beans but additionally paid for all milling and exporting costs instead of the farmer.

This specific blend is a combination of the coffees that scored above a certain score from Narino, Huila, and Cauca, thus ensuring that all farmers who entered coffee into the competition were classified as specialty grade and had their lots purchased. Collectively, we agreed that the Roasters United III was a great success and the best competition yet!

The competition blend features flavors of chocolate, sweet herbs, lime citrus with balanced acidity and hints of apricot stone fruit.


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
Finally, a gourmet "blend" August 28, 2014
Reviewer: Travis Hill from Boise, ID United States  
"Blends" are usually to be avoided (by me, anyway), as they typically take the lower-end beans, the leftovers, etc., and are combined together.

The RUCB beans might be a blend, but Klatch has seemingly taken the top tier beans and combined them into this unique, VERY flavorful offering. Alone, the RUCB is fantastic, and has no bitterness, no strong (and somewhat unpleasant) aftertaste, and the price is very misleading.

Sometimes the less expensive coffees are just not that great. This is not one of those coffees. It' another one where you shouldn't let the low price fool you.

Also, this blends very nicely with Panamanian Elida and Ethiopian Wote if you want to experience newer, custom flavors on your own.

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