Region: Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
Farm: La Luisa
Farmer/Grower: Juan Pablo y Familia Velez
Varieties: Yellow and Red Caturra
Processing: Experimental Carbonic Macerated Natural
Altitude: 1800 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.15 g/ml
Harvest Date: November, 2021
Arrival Date: March, 2022
SCA Cupping Score: 87.0
and his results just keep getting better and better!
Oxygen is pumped out with CO2 and the cherry is allowed to ferment for 168 hours! After the carbonic maceration is deemed complete, the cherries are removed and dried on raised beds as a natural for 20 more days.
Finca La Luisa is located in the small town of Bolívar in the Southwest corner of Antioquia. Juan Pablo is one of the very few coffee growers in the area that is experimenting with carbonic maceration! Carbonic maceration is a type of anaerobic fermentation. “Anaerobic” simply means no oxygen is in contact with the coffee as it ferments. Carbonic macerated coffee is usually fermented in a stainless steel tank and carbon dioxide is actually pumped into the tank so there is some pressure inside the tank. The technique is being influenced by oenologists who have great expertise in fermentation. The idea is to promote fermentation at a cellular level inside of the fruit. Less alcohols are usually produced, which enables a producer to extend fermentation times without getting a "boozy" flavor.
Unique delicious flavor, would definitely buy again.
Glad you enjoyed it, Sergey! Thanks for sharing your feedback.
I’m a new roaster abs was worried I would screw this up… but WOW! On light roast or medium for espresso, it’s just so packed with dark fruit, berries, chocolate…
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed Juan Pablo's coffee, Robert. Thanks for sharing your feedback.
Based off this roast - https://roast.world/my/roasts/HZY26SZe9b_ItMjG4Y5n7
Cupped 7-19-22, Fragrance - ok, grounds looked like medium roast, Aroma - great! So fruity/cherry. Tasted great, popping with flavor. Black Cherry, fruity, Amazing coffee. I will definitely be buying more. Probably use it for a summer blend.
I actually noted pomegranate aroma and taste! I had difficulty noting a lot of the characteristics in coffee, but this was pronounced!
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed this unique coffee from Juan Pablo!