This 83.5 SCA scoring Colombian Coffee is alive with vivid citrus flavours.
Look out for green apple, lime and nutmeg – there’s even a hint of strawberry in this well balanced and pleasingly acidic organic and fairtrade bean.
Profile: Green Apple, Lime, Nutmeg
Certificate: Organic, Fairtrade
Country of Origin: Colombia
Coffee Species: Arabica
Harvest period: March to July
Drying: Sun dried
This single origin Colombian coffee is produced in Tolima, one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region, in the center-west of the country.
When ripe, the coffee cherries are picked and go through an initial flotation sorting to remove under-ripes, sticks, and general debris before passing through a pulping machine and working their way down the washing channels to the fermentation tanks. Here, they will sit for typically 8-14 hours, before moving to the drying patios or guardiolas for controlled drying down to 10-12% moisture.
Typically in Colombia, this is carried out on the farm, with processed cherries then being taken to a dry mill for careful grading, tasting, and blending. The coffee is stored in parchment until ready for export, when it is hulled at the dry mill and bagged for shipping.