This is a classy coffee. The type that you want to drink on a confident morning. It has depth to it and complexity. It's a timeless flavour, like the first bite of a blackforest cake. Chocolates, layers and cherry cola define the flavour in Pulcal.
Pulcal is a new offering we're bringing in this year. We're excited about it for a few reasons. One of the evenings that we were cupping, we were all the sudden rushed out the door in between tables to go and tour a farm before the sun set. I didn't really know the urgency, but it turned into a very memorable trip. We pulled into Pulcal (Carmona de Pulcal, for full) and were immediately greeted by an amazing canopy of old growth trees which seemed to stretch to the sky, we passed dozens of cows and finally stopped when we reached a beautiful, old home. We welcomed ourselves in, being led by Luis Pedro, and soon found ourselves in a dining room, with his Aunt Maria and her guests, eating cookies and coffee. At the end of a long dining table sat a coffee legend, George Howell, his wife Laurie and Chris, a gentleman from their roasterie.
The farm has been in the family of Luis Pedro for over 100 years. They produce dairy, coffee and have an amazing garden filled with flowers and vegetables.
This is our first year buying from Pulcal and we're so thrilled with the cup quality.
Farm: Carmona de Pulcal
Producer: Maria Zelaya Aguirre
Cultivar: Bourbon and Typica
Elevation: 1650 - 1750m
Tasting Notes: Plum, Winey, Cherry
Roasted for: Filter