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Colombia Finca El Mirador

Vanilla. Candied Fruit. Cherries. Dark Chocolate.

Variety Tabi
Processing Natural Acetic
Region Huila
Producer Elkin Guzman
Altitude 1550-1680masl
Roast Level Light Roast 
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Elkin once stated, “the future of coffee is in its past,” and by this, he refers to the importance of not only looking ahead into the future of the coffee industry but also recognizing the innovations of the past and building on them.

Elkin’s passion for coffee was initiated at a young age, partially through working as an Agronomist for many years. He previously spent most of his time as a technical advisor to coffee farmers around the region. His help sparked a wave of improvement in the farms he had worked with.

In 2015, Elkin attended an online Re:co conference held in Seattle as part of the annual SCA Expo. During a presentation by Dr Flavio Borem about the relationship between sugar molecules and the membranes within the cell walls of the coffee seed, Elkin decided to use these insights and experiment with his processing techniques with an eye to improving his flavour profiles. After several years of experimentation, he has pioneered a new process which he calls “Hydro”. Along with this innovation, he has made improvements to traditional washed and natural processes yielding exciting results.

Elkin always measures Brix content to determine when to harvest. Once cherries have reached 20-24 Brix sugar content (around 90% ripeness), he harvests the cherries. Oxygenation of the water in the fermentation tanks is required to create a biome conducive to specific bacteria propagation, which in the case of acetic fermentation, is acetobacter micro-bacteria.

Ripe cherries are placed into these 50 litre tanks for fermentation, which may take up to 290 hours to ensure there is adequate time for flavour development. After this, the cherries are dried on raised beds for 30 days. The outcome is a fruit forward coffee with deep, complex attributes.

This cutting edge innovative process results in a very juicy & high sweetness coffee. Fruity aromatics of candied fruit & cherries, with hints of vanilla aftertaste. Definitely, a must try coffee of the year.

Brewing Recipe:

Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 250ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 2-2.30 minutes
Roast Date 25th of July

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