This is a really special coffee - Colombia Tarqui from #jacucoffeeroastery in this month’s #kaffebox.
I have to admit that in the past I would always shy away from South American coffees, always favouring African coffees. But as I’ve learned more about coffee, perfecting my brewing technique and investing in gear that makes a difference, my palate has taken a liking to so many coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador and others.
Even more gratifying is learning more and more about the people responsible for growing these coffees, the care they give and the difficulties they face in this industry.
It’s made me realize that coffee is not just a beverage we drink every day. It’s the most human of stories, and the essence of specialty coffee is how we pay attention to that story and try make a positive contribution to it.