October 2018 Dispatch
We featured Loyal Coffee as our inaugural roaster! They are a fantastic barista-owned and operated coffee company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team at Loyal pride themselves on sourcing exciting coffee and roasting it with great care. Their cafe is bright and beautiful and you should definitely check it out if you ever find yourself in downtown CO Springs.
The coffee our subscribers received was their Tanzania - Mwalyego. It is grown by a co-op of 150 farmers at nearly 5,000 feet above sea level. Typically coffee grown at this altitude tends to be higher in acidity while expressing bright fruit flavors. What we found remarkable about this coffee was its balance. The tasting notes of Strawberry, Plum and Pecan seemed right on the money, with different flavors coming to the forefront as the cup cooled.