Strong fragrance and aroma of dark berries. Flavors of dried strawberries and lemonade with a nice lingering sweetness of panela and raisin in the aftertaste. There is a nice medium acidity that reminds us of black currant with a heavy, syrupy body to compliment. A very unique profile!
This is an extremely unique and experimental coffee. We recommend keeping it somewhere in the medium range from light-medium to dark-medium and best brewed manually. The fruit and berries will pop at the lighter roasts while the punchy sweetness and “dark” notes will shine at the darker end of the medium roast range. Brew it through an espresso machine for something out of this world!
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.
Experimentals haven't been my favorites to drink but some of my favorites to try because of their uniqueness. This one is good to drink. It doesn't have some of the funkyness some of the experimentals have. It reminds me a bit of a Rwanda with its complexity but has a nice sweetness to it and the dark berries shined and I get some strawberry as it cooled. I can't wait to try it as an espresso in a few days and I will update post then. I was trying for a lower end temp but this medium to medium dark roast is tasting yummy as coffee. Looks like I will have to buy another pound to try it a bit lighter. Roast World graph link https://roast.world/@mycoffeeinsanityfd9w/roasts/qNOO3aTZugTInqNr8O3IR
I was unfortunately unable to try the coffee since the beans broke my grinder.
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- Jared Hales
Bought last years CM from these guys and had to get this, a really good representation of an experimental processed coffee. The green quality is top notch on top of everything else.. a really unique filter coffee and even better as spro.. surprisingly it pairs really well with milk drinks. Iced lattes 🤯..