Monday, July 07, 2014

Mugged: Colombian Antioquia [Serda's]

Coffees Mugged: Colombian Antioquia Finca Majagual Estate Micro Lot
Rating [see key]: 6+

When most folks think of towns made famous for their coffee scene, one does not usually pick Mobile, Alabama. Located right on the Gulf, a short drive from New Orleans, the area is home to a handful of local coffee establishments making their way in the balmy southern borders of America. Until recently I could not name you one, but the folks at Serda's reached out recently to change that. 

Serda's Coffee Company is a small company with roots reaching all the way back to a cyber cafe in Costa Rica that sold only coffee from the San Marcos Valley. Then due to demand, they began selling online and adding other coffees to their arsenal, and then finally they moved to Mobile, AL where they have a shop and still sell through the internet.  They sent me out their Colombian Antioquia Finca Majagual Estate Micro Lot, a coffee that hails from a small family farm in Concordia, Antioquia. Said coffee I took for a ride with my pourover, french press and siphon. 

The pourover demonstrated thick honey, apple, pound cake, birch, a pinch of rosemary and some cilantro in a light/medium body, making for a super sweet and smooth infusion. The french press launched similar flavors of honey, apple, coffee cake, a little birch and some olive oil. The siphon finished as tremendously as the first two, with dense honey, apple pie, root beer float, some cilantro and a bit of graham cracker, all within a light/medium body. 

While I had not heard of Serda's prior to this acquaintance, I can at least vouch that this coffee rocketed itself to the top of my favor. Check out this microlot if you're looking for a sweet, luscious coffee of Colombia.

note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.

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