Colombia Antioquia FINCE EL ENCANTO - ESPRESSO - Roast date 6 April 2021
- Very well balanced flavors of apricot, berries, caramel, herbals
- Acidic upfront and turns sweeter towards the end.
- Medium to heavy mouthfeel.
Producer: Juan Saldarriaga
Processing: Extented Fermentation, Washed
Price paid to producer: USD 5,60/kg for the green exportable coffee
Importer: Nordic Approach
Rob says: 2021 is going to be a break through year for Special processing methods. In this instance the coffee is a washed one with a twist. Here Juan has allowed the cherry to ferment for 98 hours before pulping. This gives the coffee more body and sweetness.
Juan Saldarriaga is a young producer who took over his family’s farms in 2012 and started to plant several different and new cultivars, everything from unusual Castillos, Caturras and Tabis to Bourbon, Geisha and SL28s, among others. So far he has been figuring out how each variety performs in the environment. In the future he plans to increase production of the varieties that thrive.