In spring 2016 we introduced San Sebastian here at Mammoth Espresso and it was an immediate crowd pleaser. We’re happy to share this new harvest from Huila, Colombia, with you. Look for notes of milk chocolate, cherry, citrus and subtle jasmine in this balanced, crisp coffee. San Sebastian also makes an excellent iced coffee and we’ll have it routinely as our featured espresso.

Roasted by Madcap Coffee, San Sebastian is the product of small shareholders around the town of La Plata in Huila, a famed coffee producing region in southwest Colombia. San Sebastian is comprised of 30 lots of the nearly one thousand evaluated to make this exceptionally selective coffee. The area surrounding La Plata is ideal for coffee production, with high elevations, plenty of rainfall and cool temperatures.

The farmers in La Plata are also assisted by the Asociacion de Productores de Cafe de Alta Calidad del Occidente del Huila (OCCICAFE), which helps to build skills and knowledge that lead to long term sustainability within this coffee community. By working with OCCICAFE, the farmers of La Plata have seen greater yields and higher quality, which, in turn, leads to a higher market value for their coffee.

Here’s a look at our full coffee lineup:

San Sebastian (Colombia)
Crisp, floral, citrus and balanced
Region: La Plata, Huila
Variety: Caturra and Bourbon

Kiryama (Burundi)
Sweet, plum, blackberry and lavender
Region: Kayanza
Variety: Bourbon, Jackson and Mibirizi

Kanzu (Rwanda)
Sweet, stone fruit, tomato jam and spice
Region: Nyamasheke
Variety: Bourbon

Galeras (Colombia)
Floral, cherry juice, apricot and tea
Region: Pasto, Narino
Variety: Caturra and Castillo

Lucas Melo (Colombia)
Tropical fruit, sugar cane, syrupy and berries
Region: El Tambo, Narino
Variety: Caturra and Castillo