Description: We fell in love with this coffee on the cupping table when the container arrived. Preship samples were very good, but the arrival was surprisingly good. This coffee was grown by Luz Helena Salazar at the Maracay farm. Luz is married to Jairo Arcila, and together they own a number of farms in Quindio, and produce some incredible cup profiles. This lot was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 30 hours and then placed onto raised beds until 20% moisture content was achieved. The coffee was then placed inside Grainpro bags for 80 hours. At this stage, fermentation is driven by natural yeast. The coffee was then placed back onto the raised beds until ideal moisture is achieved.
This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust.
The cup profile is refined and unique, striking a balance between delicate fruity qualities and lively wine-like characteristics. We get notes of White Wine, Apricot, and Caramel.