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Those Coffee People

Flag of Colombia Medellin
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4.64(13)

13 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Those Coffee People.
5 star
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4 star
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Colombian specialty collective servicing roasters and cafes with green coffee and white-label services

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Those Coffee People is a coffee roaster from Medellin, Colombia. We have 14 cataloged roasts with 13 total reviews with a score of 4.64.

14 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Colombia
- Colombia

4.50(3)

- Colombia
Light Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Dark Colombia
Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Medium Colombia
Light Colombia
Medium Colombia

Top Reviews(13)

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This is a super tasty coffee. This is the 3rd premium Colombian lot I've had this week and the best of the 3. It has that fantastic Colombian smoothness and milk chocolate character, a hazelnut tinge, and then some pineapple and blood orange. Really quite good.

    It's a bit of an unassuming coffee - looks like a field blend out of the bag with all sort of varietals. Definitely some magic in the fermentation process. I couldn't really tell you what 170 Washed Lactic Fermentation in Honey means.

    Cupping Method:: Chemex Pourover. This is direct shipped from the roaster/wholesaler.

    4 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    This roast hit me with a strong berry burst and had a great balance of sweetness and richness. I enjoyed learning about their honey processing method, which saves water over traditional processing methods. I would definitely drink this again.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    4 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A delicious coffee - super smooth and yes, bursting with red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, plum, currant. Acidity is very well balanced. Rare to see a coffee this fruity but also smooth.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover

    4 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Carly Green

    3 roasts rated, avg score of 4.67

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Overall a lovely Gesha, you really can’t go wrong! Sweet, balanced, and some lovely stone fruit and floral notes.

    Cupping Method:V60

    1 month ago · See more from Carly
  • Carly Green

    3 roasts rated, avg score of 4.67

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    So juicy and sweet!!! Lots of red fruit notes, very clean, lots of punchy flavors. Yum!

    Cupping Method:V60

    1 month ago · See more from Carly
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    Very tasty!
    4 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This roast has a strong flavor, with a lively and spritely feel. It is a bit astringent, has lemony tilt, and hints at a sweetness reminiscent of a breakfast pastry.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    4 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A very smooth coffee with balanced and tasty acidity. Green apple, strawberry, and lime. A little bit of black tea but also chocolate hints.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover

    4 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A flavorful, robust roast. Well-balanced with a sweetness that melds acidity with hints of dark chocolate and strong bean flavor.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    4 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    I liked this and Tropical Summer a lot!
    4 months ago · See more from Victoria

Editor's Overview

As I've been exploring country-direct coffee, Those Coffee People is sort of the typical experience. Don't get me wrong - these folks are very professional. Just by the nature of their business, they're doing A LOT. That includes brokering green coffee, white-labeling coffee roasted in Colombia, and selling their own roasted beans. Sort of. It's not clear they're trying to sell them directly to consumers in the US. However, their samplers contain some fantastic, unique Colombian beans with all different types of varietals and processing. I recommend grabbing them if you are a Colombian coffee enthusiast.

Don't get me wrong; I love US, European, and other direct roasters with fair practices. For me, purchasing country-direct coffee is a choice that enhances your coffee experience and contributes positively to the global coffee community. When you buy country direct, you're directly supporting the economies of coffee-producing countries, ensuring that more of the profits stay within those communities. This approach helps empower local farmers, often leading to improved livelihoods and community development. Additionally, country-direct coffee often boasts superior quality, allowing for a closer relationship between the roaster and the coffee's origin, ensuring a higher standard of bean selection and processing. This direct line from producer to consumer also fosters greater transparency, allowing coffee lovers to appreciate the unique flavors and characteristics specific to each region's terroir. Moreover, engaging in this model will likely support more sustainable and ethical farming practices, as these direct relationships often involve a commitment to environmentally friendly methods and fair labor practices. /end soliloquy

-Ted Chan, Coffee Roast, Managing Editor
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