12oz Bag of Beans
Flavor Profile: Green apple, Maple, Smooth
Color: Green - Fresh, enzymatic green coffees lead with sweetly tart and herbaceous flavors like granny smith apples, key limes, and sage.
Harvest: Spring 2020
"Located in the town of Pitalito in Huila, Colombia, El Mirador is a 32-hectare farm with 30 hectares of coffee trees. The farm includes a wide collection of varieties like Catiope, Mokka, Tabi, Gesha, as well as three different Bourbon strains including Orange, Striped, and Pink. This lot is of the Caturra variety, a staple variety for the farm. Elkin Guzman is the owner of the farm as well as a trained agronomist. Collectively, his family has celebrated over 70 years in coffee cultivation, trade, and retail. Guzman has spent 12 years researching post-harvest processing techniques and has made a name for himself and his farm by doing so.
He utilizes multiple processing methods depending on the individual lot of coffee. This includes carbonic maceration, lactic and acetic natural processes, as well as the natural hydro honey that we have previously carried. This lot is honey processed. The honey performed at El Mirador is based around rigorous cherry selection. First, the sugar content of the cherries is measured using a Brix reader and it is followed by density and volumetric separation. The coffee is then fermented in cherry for 90-120 hours before being pulped.
Guzman decides processing method based on what is best suited to bring each lot to its full potential. The Caturra varietal is a natural mutation of Bourbon. Caturra is known for its high yields, bright acidity, mellow sweetness and low-medium body. Applying a honey process elevates the sweetness and the body and create a more balanced, juicy cup.
The work at El Mirador combined with the natural citrus and caramel aromas Huila is known for result in sensationally balanced and dynamic flavors that we never tire of. for Get dialed-into green apple and maple by starting with a 1:16.5 brew ratio, filtered water at 208-210℉, a medium grind, and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle."