Coffee Reviews

Chachaguí – Colombia – Collective Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Chachagui - Colombia
  • Roaster
    Collective Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Estimated Price
    ~ $15 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Caramel, grapefruit, green apple
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Region
    Narino
  • Producer
    Small holders
  • Roast
    Medium
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, French press
  • Roast Date
    February 2, 2020
  • Review Date
    February 22, 2020

Coffee Scoring

8.8
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
8.5 / 10
Flavor
8.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Balanced & clean

Cons
  • Limited flavor complexity

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Collective Coffee Roasters is a roaster based in Calgary, Canada. Trying international roasters is always a treat, so I was excited to get to recently try a few selections from Collective. This Colombian blend is a community lot comprised of coffee from several farms near the town of Chachaguí. Combining coffee in this way “allow[s] numerous smallholder farmers to participate in the specialty coffee premiums being paid to farmers in the area that [they] work with.”1

The coffee begins with a creamy fragrance of chocolate and caramel. The flavor has a caramel-apple sweetness with nutty notes and citrus undertones. The coffee is incredibly well balanced and clean with a medium-intensity acidity. The acidity is more muted at the front, but comes on strong through the aftertaste where it lingers a bit. The coffee worked well for both pour over and immersion brew methods. I always enjoy the clean and balanced result of a v60, but with this coffee the French Press created a really rich and full cup that was especially good.

The Bottom Line

Chachaguí is a quality Colombian coffee that is balanced and clean. It lacks a bit of complexity in its flavor, but was still delicious and a great South American coffee.

References
  1. https://ourcollective.ca/product/chachagui-colombia/
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