This lot features Tabi, a variety developed by Colombia's National Coffee Research Institute, CENICAFÉ, to boost yields and improve resistance to disease. CENICAFÉ released Tabi to much fanfare in 2002, but then released its Castillo variety just three years later. In less than a decade, the Castillo variety became the most common coffee variety in Colombia, and Tabi was virtually obsolete.. When Libardo Pepicano planted it at his Suspiros farm, he joined a small but growing movement of quality-focused growers who are reviving Tabi for its combination of cup quality, yield, and disease resistance. This lot jumped off the table when we first tasted it in Colombia back in November. We have been eagerly awaiting its arrival ever since.

  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit

The details

  • Country Colombia

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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