Starbucks Reserve® Colombia Supremo Valley of Gold
Intense, sweet walnut flavor with delicate cocoa notes and herbal aromas.
Tasting Notes Sweet walnut and cocoa
Enjoy this with: A warm tray of chocolate cookies to share with good friends.
These coffee beans are among the most sought-after offerings in Colombia.
For the first time we bring you a single-origin coffee from Cauca, an area settled by conquistadors in search of the legendary city of gold and long recognized for producing these premium, large Supremo beans – which account for only 10% of Colombia’s total coffee harvest. The Department of Cauca, which lies in the Western Andes, is graced with an annual rainfall of 80 inches and a cooler climate, giving these beans a longer growing season and more intense, fully developed flavors.
This Starbucks Reserve® coffee is available only at select times and stores, so be sure to enjoy it when you can.
At a Glance
Producer: Single-origin coffee from Colombia’s Cauca Department
Elevation: 1,200-1,800 meters
Coffee Variety: Caturra and Typica
Processing Method: Washed
Did You Know?
This is Starbucks first single-origin coffee from Colombia’s Cauca Department (or “state”), an area historically significant for its gold mining--and coffee growing. The capital of Cauca--Popayan--was founded in 1537 by Sebastian Belalcazar, a Spanish adventurer seeking the famed El Dorado City of Gold, but today, it is the coffees from Cauca that enjoy fame and fortune. Soaked by annual rainfall of 80 inches or more and blossoming in a cooler climate, this coffee has a longer harvest season, which has created a richer, more intense flavor of sweet walnut and delicate cocoa notes, accompanied by high herbal aromas.
Of the thousands of coffees we encounter in our search for the best, only a precious few are deemed exceptional enough to become Starbucks Reserve® coffees, offered only for limited times at select stores.