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Colombia Gaitania


Goober Grape. Tangerine. Hong Kong Milk Tea.

Variety Castillo & Caturra
Processing Fully Washed
Region Planadas, Tolima
Farm Nasa Wesx Community Farmers
Producer ASOPEP Co-operative
Altitude 1800masl
Roast Level Medium Roast
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Even though it’s been 4,000 years, the soil resulting from the last major eruption of Tolima is still considered “young soil,” filled with nutrients that are no longer found at the same levels in old soil. There is a long list of elements on offer in volcanic soil that is fading or absent in other soils, such as high levels of potassium and nitrogen. Also present is something called “Boron,” which arrived from outer space a long time ago, and is important to cell walls, the creation of enzymes, and the production of flowers and fruit, meaning Boron contributes to yield.

Beyond the nutrients, the structure of volcanic soil is also beneficial to coffee growing. It can soak up and hold moisture while, at the same time, facilitating good drainage so water doesn’t pool, which is not good for coffee plant roots. Coffee plants like to take a drink, and then take a break. Also, volcanic soils are usually found on an incline, which helps with drainage. 

Although the tiny mountain valley town of Gaitania is located in the Tolima department of Colombia, named after the volcano Tolima, it is the volcano Huila that looms on the horizon to the south. The northern foothills of Huila, with their nutrient-rich volcanic soils, are home to the many small coffee farms surrounding Gaitania.

This medium coffee makes a super clean and sweet espresso, with grape and tangerine, finished with Hong Kong milk tea sweetness. Perfect to pair with milk on espresso, we like it as flat white & piccolo. 

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 1.6
Ground coffee 18g
Espresso output 32g
Brew time 25-33 seconds
Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 290ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 3 minutes
Roast Date 27th of March

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