||Colombia Finca Los Pomos Washed Caturra 2014
Located in the La Casiana region of Jardin in the department of Antioquia in Colombia, this farm sits at 1,800 m.a.s.l.
This particular coffee is a fully washed, underwater fermentation coffee from the Franco family.
The farm has 15 permanent workers and 25 temporary workers, who all live in the local area. The farm is also a place of friends; they have formed a football team and regularly socialise together.
The picking stage is all done selectively. One of the brothers, William, is responsible for making sure the workers only select the ripest cherries. This is done over many passes to make sure they pick only the best and ripest coffee. Once harvested the coffee is rested for 6 hours, then de-pulped and left submerged in water overnight. Then the water is changed in the morning, and the coffee left for a further 12 hours. Finally, the coffee is sun dried.
In the cup expect an up-front white grape acidity that's delicious. Then it turns into a treacle and toffee sweetness, which gives it amazing balance.
Farm: Los Pomos
Ownership: Franco family
Altitude: 1,800 m.a.s.l.
Process: Fully washed underwater fermentation
Drying: Sun dried
Location: Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
Region: La Casiana
Farm size: 23 (hectares) Coffee: 4 (hectares)
This is a medium so as not to kill the complexity.
"Quick Look" Guide
White grape, white grape skins, treacle toffee, sweet, balanced
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