Colombia La Esmeralda Tabi Anaerobic Natural - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Colombia La Esmeralda Tabi Anaerobic Natural - Green

Country: Colombia
Region: Herrera, Tolima
Varietal: Tabi
Process: Natural (+ experimental fermentation)
Altitude: 1,650 - 2,000 MASL
Cupping Notes: Fudge, Grape Jolly Rancher, Red Sangria
Recommended Roast:City to Full City

Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Espresso

Description: The La Esmeralda community processing center was built in 2018 to offer better prices to coffee growers by purchasing cherries and improve processing. The goal is to replicate fermentation protocols with minimal variables, creating more homogenous cup profiles in processing batches. Working with 15 producing families at the moment, the mill is able to give detailed attention on their high quality microlots. 
Johan, who is the wet-mill’s director, is a 5th generation coffee farmer from this region. He uses the mill as an opportunity to help his neighbors create a more sustainable operation on their farm, and create special coffee like this one. This Tabi lot was aerobically fermented for 48 hours, in cherry, and then an additional 96 hours anaerobically before being put out to dry.
This unique variety, coupled with the unique processing techniques give us a wild cup. The arrival was even more vibrant than we remember the preship samples with notes of Grape Jolly Rancher, Red Sangria, and rich Fudge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Yummm Chocolate

Roasting (Behmor)...This coffee is strange and exotic. Roasting, if you wait until first crack you get a very dark roast and the cherry flavor really comes out,. I would describe it as a pleasing dark roast with a sweet cherry taste that lingers. To roast it light, you have to take it to where you would normally hear first crack (11 minutes P5 for 8 oz) on a normal bean and then go to cool. Dont wait for 1st crack.. When you roast it light, what you get is smooth with a strong chocolate flavor. This coffee is worth the price. Buy a pound and you will be hooked.

Lovett reddick

Colombia La Esmeralda Tabi Anaerobic Natural - Green

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