This limited lot of exceptional coffee comes to us from the farm of Nelson Melo, Finca Las Acacias near Popayán, Colombia.
Only 100 12oz packages ($14.95 each) will be available during each of these two very special tasting events!
Some of you may have met Nelson when he and his family came to visit Alterra and Milwaukee back in February of 2009. Unfortunately, Nelson won’t be able to join us this time, but his coffee will be on hand as evidence of his commitment and dedication to quality and sustainable farming techniques.
Visit Alterra Humboldt on August 3rd or Alterra Tosa on August 17th to purchase Nelson Melo by the cup or by the bag. Some of our most experienced baristas will be on hand to talk about the coffee, demonstrate alternative brewing methods and share their enthusiasm!
Nelson’s coffee is very full and layered, intense yet balanced. Dry ground aromatics are awesome, very fruity. During the brewing process you might wonder if someone is cutting ripe peaches. The body is thick and sweet, the acidity is pronounced and lush, and the flavors that come through suggest sweet grapefruit, cola and cherry.
Brewed Nelson Melo coffee will be available for $2.75/cup. Pick from your choice of brew methods: 12oz Siphon, 12oz Pour Over (V60), 6oz AeroPress, 2oz Double Espresso
Tuesday, August 3rd @Alterra Humboldt
8am - noon, 2pm - 6pm
Tuesday, August 17th @Alterra Tosa
8am - 6pm
When asked about his farm and his coffee, Nelson shared the following:
”The work that we do in the farm and our success in producing quality coffee is the result of the efforts of many people who have all joined forces so that we can offer a special product to those who wish to enjoy an excellent cup of coffee. With my family we strive to use the best practices available so that we can produce an excellent coffee. Just as we want to give our children only the best that we can, we think that those who drink our coffee also deserve the best. Now that you are drinking our coffee, we want to thank you for your support. We promise that we will continue caring for this coffee and providing you a great cup of coffee because now it’s not only ours, it’s also yours.” - Nelson Camilo Melo