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Colombia Atilano Gilardo

Preparation: Whole Bean
Quantity: 200g

Roasted on the 19th of September
200g pack beans in stock, order by 12 pm & ship in the evening
1kg pack fresh roast to order every Tuesday, ship within 3-6 working days
100% arabica coffee beans only


Variety Caturra
Processing Fully Washed
Region Quindio
Farm Finca El Palmichal
Producer Atilano Gilardo
Altitude 1600masl
Roast Level Medium Roast
Tasting Note Blood Orange. Cantaloupe. Hong Kong Milk Tea.
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Finca Palmichal is high on the western side of the Central Andes mountain range, near the municipality of Genova, in the department of Quindío. This region went through violent and difficult times during the peak of the guerrilla expansion in the country. But now, after the negotiation between the government and the FARC, there is hope among these communities for many safe and happy years to come.

Producer Atilano Giraldo is the third generation of his family to grow coffee in Quindío, and he grew up working in coffee alongside his father. Gradually, he acquired additional properties, including Finca Palmichal, which he bought from the local Osorio family.

Finca Palmichal includes 53 hectares of coffee trees — or approximately 350,000 coffee trees spaced 1 to 1.5 meters apart. Cherry is harvested and brought to a central wet mill nearby, where it’s pulped, left to soak for 10 to 12 hours, washed and then dried in mechanical dryers. The dry parchment is then trucked to a mill in Armenia, about 60 minutes away, where it’s milled and prepared for export.

The mill reprocesses the pulp to later use as organic fertilizer, and water from processing is recycled in drainage tanks before being returned to natural water ways.

Don Atilano has also implemented special programs for women on the farm, and groups of women pickers are always assigned to groups closer to the farm and in the least steep areas, to minimize the distances they need to walk and the weight they need to carry. Our colleagues in Colombia tell us that the camps for the workers are very well maintained and the food that's provided is "excellent."

This washed coffee makes a super clean and sweet soothing coffee, with blood orange, and cantaloupe, finished with Hong Kong milk tea sweetness. A coffee perfect to start your day with!

Brewing Recipe : 

Espresso
Brewing ratio 1 : 1.6
Ground coffee 18g
Espresso output 32g
Brew time 25-33 seconds
Filter
Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 290ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 3 minutes