Region: Palestina, Huila
Varietal: Orange Bourbon
Farm: El Mirador
Altitude: 1,550-1,750 MASL
Flavor Notes: Drinking Chocolate // Orange Zest // Raspberry
Information from the Producer, Elkin Guzman:
In the world of differentiated coffees, we have been experimenting and evaluating variables that help to improve the quality of the coffees that we handle in order to offer an excellent beverage to our clients for more than 13 years. The area of the farm is 31 hectares, where we have sandy-loam and clay-loam soils with good conditions of organic matter that help to provide excellent nutrition to our coffee plants. Our coffee cultivation is managed under semi-shade systems to optimize the regulation of temperature and the effect of photosynthesis in our coffee plants. The processes that we have established are NATURAL-WASHED-HONEY-FREZZER, Koji, which we handle according to average Brix degrees for processing of 20° with an acceptance on a ripening scale of 90% ripe beans. We have pH evaluations for final fermentation ranges that depend on the temperature of the mass and ambient temperature.
For this process we have several protocols, in this case the coffee after selected is taken directly to drying, where it can have a time between 25 to 32 days, keeping it in thin layers and moving it frequently to give it a homogeneous drying, then it is packed in grain pro bags to avoid moisture loss and preserve the sensory attributes.
These processes are the result of research and tests that we have conducted for years to consolidate our protocols and thus give consistency to the coffee. Thanks to this process we achieve fruitier coffees with high expressions of fragrance. My motivation has been innovation and the continuous improvement of our processes, we work locally, but thinking globally. The industry is more demanding and competitive every day, and we are at the forefront: meeting our clients' needs, satisfying the taste of the markets, paying attention to detail and guaranteeing the quality of our processes.