Carrier Roasting Co.
Colombia Robert Pillimue
Whole bean coffee
We roast to order on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and ship the following day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 11:59pm Eastern Time the day before.
Farm Name: La Reforma
Producer: Edin Robert Pillimue Ivito
Altitude: 1750 meters
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Tabi, Bourbon
Tasting notes: Milk chocolate, red grape, cashew
Robert Pillimue's farm, Finca La Reforma, is located in Páez, Cauca, Colombia. It is almost visible from the nearest town of La Plata in the neighboring department of Huila, directly across the dramatic Cañon de Páez. We met Robert in La Plata in October 2021 at a competition among coffee producers from western and central Huila. Out of 42 entrants in the Copa Occidente (Western Cup), Robert was the only one from Cauca. Despite being geographically very close, the rugged terrain of the canyon and the lack of direct connecting roads result in a two-hour drive to reach Robert's remote farm from La Plata.
This lot is composed mostly of the typical Castillo and Colombia varieties, sprinkled with small amounts of Tabi and Bourbon. The cup is delicious, with a wonderful balance between juicy and sweet flavors of milk chocolate, red grape, and cashew.
This is our second year buying from Robert Pillimue. We scored this lot 86.5 points and purchased 4 70kg bags for $5.40/lb EXW, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $2.50/lb.