Colombia Finca El Mirador Elkin Guzman Caturra Natural

List & Beisler
147 In stock
$ 11.49

Captain's Gold top 3! For coffee enthusiasts plugged in to the world of specialty coffee, Elkin Guzman needs no introduction. He's a pioneer in processing and he truly cares about his coffee and the coffee community, both in Colombia and here in the States. With this microlot, he proves the humble Caturra can stand among the Geshas and Pink Bourbons as one of the greats. This cup is a certified fruit bomb with big notes of juicy, ripe strawberry, concord grape, tropical fruit and fresh squeezed lemonade.

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$ 11.49

For coffee fanatics plugged in to the world of top tier specialty coffee, Elkin Guzman needs no introduction. He’s passionate about his coffee and takes great pride in what he brings to the cup every step of the way. As a pioneer in production and processing, he’s very engaged in the coffee community both in Colombia as well as here in the States. You might run into him rubbing elbows with World Champion Roasters and Brewers at SCA Expo or you can just follow him on Instagram! He cares about his coffee all the way from the beginning of its journey to the end and it shows in the cup.

While some might pass over the humble Caturra variety as microlot material in the age of Gesha and Pink Bourbon, Guzman set out to prove it can stand among the best of them. Thanks to careful and closely monitored traditional natural processing, this cup is a certified fruit bomb! We noted heaps of ripe strawberries, concord grape, tropical fruit and fresh squeezed lemonade. It’s refreshing, surprisingly balanced and silky smooth all with a quick, clean finish. I will be drinking A LOT of this coffee this summer, assuming it lasts that long!

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Arrival Date: May 22nd, 2024 Harvest: 2023-2024 Crop, Packed in GrainPro

Acidity & Brightness: Refreshing acidity and very sweet

Balance & Finish: Balanced with a very clean finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture

Flavors: Ripe strawberry, lemonade, concord grape and tropical fruit

Grade: Excelso, grown at 1615 masl

Processing: Natural Processed – Floated and hand sorted, then dried whole for 25 to 32 days.

Grower: Elkin Ferney Guzman Vargas | Finca El Mirador

Region: Pitalito, Huila, Colombia

Varieties: Caturra

Recommended Roast Range: City to Full City (Light to medium)

We like this coffee best at a City+ (light-medium) roast or as 1st crack begins to trail off (about 1:00 to 1:30 mins development). At lighter roasts, the acidity will shine through for a more refreshing cup. You’ll also get a bit more florality at the expense of sweetness (think slightly underripe versus fully ripe). Some roasters may prefer Full Medium (between the cracks or about 2 mins development) if you prioritize sweetness and want to get more body out of the cup.

List & Beisler

"El Mirador is an 80 year old farm spanning on 32 hectares of land and has gained global recognition due to producer Elkin Guzman, a recognized leader in Colombian coffee. Elkin's coffee is known for being complex, consistent and state of the art in terms of what excellent farming practices could mean from crop level to the finished cup. Coffee produced by him and the team at El Mirador showcase an extraordinary example of traditional processing methods using pioneering techniques and new technology. This naturally processed Caturra is no exception to that long history of dedication. It is due to these efforts that Colombia is reputably one of the finest coffee producing origins in the world. These new and energetic efforts in Colombian coffee production signify a strengthened identity and exceptional coffee from Colombia for years to come.”

Colombia Finca El Mirador Elkin Guzman Caturra Natural

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