MOXIE ARTIST RESERVE
COLOMBIA EIBAR ROJAS
BUTTER PECAN, CARAMEL + DARK SWEET CHERRY
It has a rich, classic flavor profile of butter pecan, caramel, and dark sweet cherry, with nuance and depth from our carefully executed light roasting style. It needed to be special to rightfully honor Jeff, and it is.
This bag of coffee and the artwork on the front honors our local musical hero and friend Jeff Austin, a generous soul and friend to many that left us too soon. Jeff’s music filled the air, heart and souls of so many both in Colorado where he lived for many years and across the country and planet. An avid coffee enthusiast, Jeff drained the coffee pots at Acoustic Coffee in Nederland where Dawn and Tom helped to foster a warm place for his musical creativity early on as well as Boxcar years later where
Charlie of Color Coffee Roasters served him many an espresso. Batik artist and good friend Eric J Maiorana of Peak to Peak Batiks made this batik in Jeff’s honor an
entitled it Blaze On. $5 from every bag of coffee will go to support Jeff’s family.
Additionally, $2 from every bag sold on ColorRoasters.com will go directly The Mockingbird Foundation, which supports increased access to music education for kids. link> https://mbird.org/
In collaboration with: Moxie Bread CO
FARM: Santo Tomas
ARTIST: Eric J Maiorana of Peak to Peak Batik
ELEVATION: 1860 masl
VARIETY: Caturra, Tabi, Bourbon & Colombia
TASTING NOTES: Butter pecan, caramel and dark sweet cherry
ROAST TYPE: Medium
Deep in the interior of Colombia’s department of Cauca lies the province of Inzá,
known in Colombia as La Tierra Adentro. On a good day, it is a two hour drive from
Popayán and La Plata in either direction, but frequent mudslides and road closures mean it’s often not easily accessible. On clear days in the village of Inzá, one can see straight up to the Nevado del Huila, the highest volcano in Colombia. The famous Paez river runs east through the valley, connecting Cauca and Huila. Very little coffee is grown below 1750 masl with a great portion growing at 1900 masl. Caturra, Castillo, and Typica are found in the region, with Caturra being the dominant variety.
The coffee producers of Inzá were in many ways the original inspiration and motivation for the creation of Red Fox Coffee Merchants. Aleco’s twelve-year relationship with the Asorcafe Producers’ Association of Inzá has been rewarded with success in quality and new discoveries. Red Fox buys coffees from three main villages or counties within the Inzá municipality — Pedregal, San Antonio, and the town of Inzá. Each village is often composed of just a handful of families with no more than 20-30 hectares dedicated to growing coffee. When volume allows, we bulk by family or by individual producer. Asorcafe was founded in 2004 by ten coffee growers who were tired of selling their coffee to parchment buyers who only offered prices below the national market.
Asorcafé exudes an entrepreneurial spirit as they have become leaders of their coffee growing region. Asorcafé, in conjunction with private and state organizations, provides aid to their members including subsidies for domestic economy, education, job training, and healthcare services.