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This mixed fermentation coffee comes from a group of Indigenous farmers in the southernmost area of Tolima. It's processed using a local variation of semi-washing that results in an unsually sweet yet clean and crisp cup! It's balanced and full bodied with big notes of brown sugar with hints of orange and baker's chocolate.
Arrival Date: March 12th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp orange acidity and very sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced with a clean
Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture
Flavors: Brown sugar, orange and baker's chocolate
Grade: Excelso - Medium large, Grown at 1800-2100 masl
Processing: Mixed fermentation (semi-washed): Cherries are fermented for 24 hours then depulped and fermented for another 24 hours, washed and dried using each producer’s micro-mills
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia and Typica
Roasting: We like this coffee best at a medium roast (Full City), though you'll get even more of the subtle floral notes notes at a light-medium (City+). This coffee can handle going darker into Full City+ where you'll notice more bittersweet chocolate and roasted almond and even on into Vienna territory to lean into the baker's chocolate and brown sugar notes.
Recommendation: This coffee is smooth and easy drinking. Great as a classy after dinner cup or for folks who like to be awoken by a more gentle cup of joe.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!
Our Review: "For many years, Tolima has remained hidden in plain sight cradled between other well-known coffee growing regions because armed conflict and coca leaf production isolated small coffee producers and exposed them to high rates of violence. During this time the municipality of Planadas, located in the southernmost corner of Tolima, had remained an untapped source of specialty coffee where thousands of producers have been cultivating coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, beans and sugarcane. As conflict has subsided in recent years, locally organized associations have taken the lead in creating market access for these producers. With 91 producer-members, Asociación de Caficultores Indigenas de San Pedro (ASCISP) has focused on certifications and best organic practices, which coincide with their indigenous roots traced to the Nasa we’sh tribe. During the harvest, producers carefully harvest and sort cherries that are fermented for 24 hours then depulped and fermented for another 24 hours, washed, and dried using their own micro-mills. Azahar, a Colombian exporter company, prepares this coffee for export ensuring traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process." - Royal Coffee
This coffee is special due to the Indigenous producer's particular method of processing. It's a semi-washed method with 2 stages (or mixed) fermentation: Cherries are fermented for 24 hours then depulped and fermented for another 24 hours, washed and dried using each producer’s micro-mills. This short fermentation period keeps the coffee's latent crisp acidity and clean finish while accentuating it's sweetness and body. It's creamy and very balanced for a semi-washed cup with big notes of brown sugar and hints of orange and baker's chocolate.
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
Home Coffee Roasters
The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
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