Coffee Collective – Finca Vista Hermosa

Klaus sent across a couple of bags of different things for Anette and I to try and amongst them was a bag of Finca Vista Hermosa.  I tasted it at the Nordic Cup but Klaus said they weren’t very happy with the roast so I withheld judgement.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the coffee.  The farm’s profile has been lifted by Edwin Martinez, one of the most vocal, active and interested growers I’ve come across online.  As much as I’ve read about him, his farm and his coffee I didn’t really have any specific expectations of how it would taste.

This isn’t really a coffee review, just a pleasant snapshot.  It is a rainy Sunday, getting dark and I am wading through some design stuff.  The music is good and I am slightly sad because this cup of coffee is almost finished.  This has been a deeply satisfying cup of coffee, and I am looking longingly at my Eva Solo, wishing I had brewed more.  I can’t read the Danish, or I can’t understand it anyway, so I don’t know what I am supposed to be tasting but it is one of those very balanced cups, harmonious if you will.  There is that note in coffee I tend to call chocolate and it is sweet and full bodied and balanced.  It is delicious, pure and simple.

I guess it has hit me in the perfect mood for it, but I don’t remember enjoying a cup as simply as this for a long time.  My gratitude to the Collective and Finca Vista Hermosa.

5 Comments

  1. Bingo!

    that’s the kind of descriptor i enjoy most, and if you remember, i was trying to describe an example i gave to someone that i thought similar, talking about a fuzzy caterpillar crawling on a dewy dropped, green leaved branch. i was saying how i enjoy descriptors that are like a story, or metaphor.
    – so what i like with this was your admission that you really didn’t know what to look out for, but it was rainy, the music was good, you can’t understand danish, and you were sad more wasn’t made, and off the top of your head you pulled out that often used chocolate. not as important as the balance and quality that made you want more. pure and simple.

    all hail the snapshot.
    my favorite recent snapshot: Intelligentsia’s Flecha Roja. 5am being way to early to wake up, but i have to so as to catch an early flight with jenny G and her family. the quickest i can do is grind and pour over into the travel mug. i don’t assume i’m going to do it well so i have no problem guessing/using instinct when measuring/pouring. in the end, i have the softest sweet cup of costa i have had, maybe ever, all from a silly pour over, better than that which i’ve measured and monitored beyond belief. volatility in action?

  2. I am now firmly convinced that I am the biggest possible impediment to finding regular enjoyment in a cup of coffee. I wonder if you can get that part of your brain erased that leared all the unnecessary stuff about how coffee brewing goes wrong and how to get it exactly, precisely correct (which you rarely if ever do anyway).

    I now get your caterpillar. All hail the snapshot!

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