This natural processed Tabi/Caturra/Castillo comes to us from a Colombia "Cup of Excellence" finalist.
We are pleased to offer yet another amazing coffee from our export partners at In Conexus in Colombia. We have worked with them for about 10 years now and are consistently amazed by the quality they are able to find. InConexus provides agronomic support and education for all of their producers, which results in improving cup quality and increasing yields year after year. Additionally, InConexus provides access to specialty coffee markets.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
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Producer Rosevel Ortiz Escarpeta has been farming coffee on his small 12 acre farm “Finca La Ilusion” for over 20 years. The farm has become quite well known for producing some amazing quality and was a “Cup of Excellence” finalist in 2019. Many varieties of coffee are grown on the farm and this natural process lot is a blend of those, including Tabi, Caturra, and Castillo.
Colombia was hit very hard by leaf rust in the mid 1980’s. At that time Cenicafe, a Colombian coffee research institute, set to work developing rust resistant coffee varieties. Both the Castillo and Tabi varieties are results of that research. While some wondered if the potential cup quality of these varieties would be compromised, blind taste testing has continued to prove these critics wrong.
This coffee is a full natural process where the coffee cherry is dried on the seed. In this case, this is done on elevated beds over the course of 25 days. As a result, the cup is saturated with natural fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry. Aromatically, the coffee can be floral and lavender-like. The body is creamy and has a lactic quality reminiscent of a fruit yogurt. Get this coffee while you can, it will not be around for long.
RECOMMENDED BREW METHODS:
- 17g of coffee / 1g of water (adj. to desired brew strength)