Profile: Caramel, Hazelnut and Cocoa
Certificate: Organic, Fairtrade
Country of Origin: Colombia
Producer: Selecto Exportadores S.A
Coffee Species: Arabica
Varietal: Red caturra, Typica, Castillo, Colombia
Harvest period: March to July
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun Dried on Patios
Our Organic Espresso Blend is created from a selection of Colombian Coffee from 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.