Heavyweight — Blend
Heavyweight has been a mainstay on our menu from day one of roasting. Whether it is a drip coffee at one of the many restaurants or hotels around Charleston or a cold brew from the tap on Beaufain Street, chances are, if you've had Second State Coffee, you've had Heavyweight. While the components have changed over the years, the roast profile and resulting tasting notes remain the same.
This year, we welcome the return of Finca La Cascada as the primary component of our Heavyweight blend. Unlike previous versions of Heavyweight, this year we now know more about where this coffee is coming from and the impressive labor and detail that goes into its processing. As a part of the recent trip to Antioquia with Balzac Brothers, De Los Andes (non-profit co-op) welcomed our group to their dry mill as well as their brand new wet mill. I was able to enjoy multiple cupping sessions with the quality control team at De Los Andes as well as take a fascinating tour around their large dry mill facility. De Los Andes works with more than 3,539 partners around Antioquia and play a major role in the economic success of each town and city in the region.
We look forward to pairing this classic washed Colombian profile with our Brazilian natural to complete our Heavyweight Blend through the rest of 2019. We hope you find this coffee to be approachable, consistent, and full of sweetness no matter how you brew and consume it!
- Austin Heflin, Head Roaster/Green Coffee Buyer