El Crucero, Colombia - Pippa's London

El Crucero, Colombia

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Limited Release - Seasonal Coffee

Varietal: Castillo

Process: Fed-batch Washed

Altitude: 1,550 to 1,650 masl

Tasting Notes: Black Currant, Vanilla, Lime

Roast Level: Light to Medium

*1kg bags only available as whole beans*

 

The Producer

This coffee was produced by a very talented producer called Ana Mustafa. Ana runs the LaREB cooperative with the support of Herbert and other great producers with the aim to support smaller or less experienced members with production advice and professional quality control. They also export coffee directly from the farmers which secures the supply chain and transfers more value back to producers.

Ana's coffee with LaREB contribute to 40% of the money and 35% of the coffee produced by LaREB! Ana works with such innovation and attention to detail to be able to produce this beautiful washed coffee using a ‘fed-batch’ technique.

 

The Coffee

The coffee was separated into batches by harvest day. The first batch was put into a hopper and left for 24 hours where it started to marinate. The cherries were then de-pulped and dropped into a fermentation tank. The second batch underwent the same process before being added to the tank. The sugars in the second batch become fuel for the bacteria of the first batch which aids fermentation. This process is repeated 4 or 5 times to allow a long fermentation process. It creates a really fruity, almost sparkling coffee.