Processing: Washed (after anaerobic fermentation in cherry and aerobic fermentation in mucilage)
Altitude: 1750-1830 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.17 g/ml
Harvest Date: May, 2022
Arrival Date: September, 2022
SCA Cupping Score: 86.13
Sweet fragrance and aroma, flavors of cherry and chocolate with lingering florals and a milk chocolate aftertaste. Medium citrus acidity and a heavy body with a fudgy mouthfeel. Very well balanced and sweet!
The coffee is extremely versatile. The acidity is incredibly balanced so no need to worry about any perceived sourness at light roasts. The cherry note comes through strongly at light roasts while medium roasts will boast big chocolate notes and that heavy body will come through strongly. Excellent option for a sweet and clean espresso.
in the village of San Agustín, within the municipality of Planadas, in the Tolima department of Colombia.
The farm spans 10 hectares, of which 7 ha are cultivated with caturra, Colombia and Castillo cultivars as well as some more exotic coffees like gesha and pink bourbon.
This lot is fermented in cherry in an anaerobic environment for 32 hours before being depulped and allowed to ferment again in open air in mucilage before being fully washed and sun-dried for 17 days.
In 2010, the son of Jose Elicio and Luz Elida, Victor, began overseeing the operation of the farm, and began renovating the lots and planting exotics. Don Victor also began learning better processing techniques as well as cupping, later earning his Q grader certification.
The Gutierrez family is dedicated to the production of differentiated coffees in the new fermentation and drying protocols that have been developed over the years. They have achieved organic certification with the main objective to contribute to the environment with the conservation of soils, fauna and flora. The farm is cultivated under a semi-shade system, being more friendly with nature.