In our ESMERALDA line we will sell exceptional and innovative filter coffees. The line is named after Emerald, the precious gemstone for which Colombia is famous.
Here we present you a WUSH WUSH coffee, with natural fermentation from the farm Las Nubes, in Pereira, department of Risaralda, Colombia.
Marco Echeverry is the first generation of coffee growers, he started three years ago. He has been trained by Café y Procesos and Hernando Tapasco in cultivation techniques, agricultural practices and processing methods. As a result, the farm produces one of the best coffees in the region. The farm has received the name Las Nubes because part of the day the farm is covered by clouds and it rains almost every day. Harvesting occurs following the color grade desired (ripe fruits with reddish tones, purple and orange color). Pickers receive honest compensation. After harvesting, the cherries are placed in small containers (33 kg of fresh cherries per container) and rest for 150 hours. Because of the cold weather, the fermentation temperature does not exceed 20 degrees Celsius. This favors anaerobic fermentation and improves the work of the lactic and acid bacteria. Marco only works with native microorganisms; no agents are added which are external to those produced by coffee.
For drying, solar drying is combined with the NUNA Oreador Technology: in a first stage, the fermented cherries are placed in beds in a greenhouse for 4 days, thereafter the pre dried cherries are placed in the Oreador system that allows Marco to control time and temperature and the air flow cycle. When the dry cherries get 25% of the moisture content, they are placed in closed cans for 4 days to rest. The purpose is to concentrate more red fruit notes in the flavor. Thereafter in the final stage the cherries are dried for 4 days more in the Oreador dryer. The total cycle of drying lasts 18 days. Café y Procesos cups three times before dispatch to assure quality and consistency of the cup profile.
This exceptional coffee is best enjoyed in a filter preparation. For filter preparations, we recommend a preparation with 8 grams per cup of 120 ml, grinding medium to coarse (7-9 Ek grinder) and leaving 3.5 to 4 minutes to extract.
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