Filter: Apple, raspberry and chocolate
Espresso: Cherry, chambord and marzipan
Colombia produces some incredibly unique speciality coffees. They often have bright, fruity and floral characters similar to some of the best African coffees, whilst showcasing the classic coffee flavours we associate with coffee from central and South America. This one really stood out for us so we decided to purchase the entire lot through Trabocca, a speciality green coffee importer based in the Netherlands
The farms El Roble and El Galpon are privately owned by Jairo Gómez Acosta and his wife Otilia Pipicano. After inheriting some land from his father when he was 20 years old, Jairo decided to plant 1,000 coffee trees. When he met his wife, Otilia, they planted an additional 2,000 trees on her land and have gradually expanded over the years to a total of 7,000 Caturra and Castillo trees.
70,000 kg of cherry is produced from 7,000 trees, producing around 11,000 of coffee parchment. The ripest cherries are hand harvested during May and June and processed using traditional methods on their own farm. The cherry is first pulped to remove the fruit and then fermented dry for 16-17 hours followed by washing in grading channels. Drying takes places inside a parabolic dryer over a period of 8-15 days. This keeps the coffee dry while maintaining a stable humidity. Of all the coffee produced there will be a variety of different grades and quality. They are separated according to quality and the top scoring coffees of 85+ SCAA will sell for a premium price. This lot is one of the top scoring coffees produced by the farm from the 2016 harvest.
Varietal – Castillo & Caturra
Preparation – Washed
Location – Cortaderas, Almaguer, Cauca
Altitude – 1700 masl
- To preserve quality, we are only able to ship whole bean coffee. A selection of grinders are available to purchase online.
- Next working day dispatch on all coffee orders.