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Puro Velvet

Regular price €12,50 EUR
Regular price Sale price €12,50 EUR
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Beans or Ground
Country Colombia
San Carlos, Antioquia
Harvest November 2021
Edwin Giraldo
Colombia/Castillo/Caturro chiroso/Tabi/Cenicafe1
Notes Dark chocolate/Buttersweet/Roasted almonds


Puro Velvet are our "coup de cœur" coffees. In these bags we present coffees with which we have a special bond.   A coffee we really like to share with you.   

The first Puro Velvet coffee is from San Carlos in Antioquia.   The village is not that easy to reach, the road is small with obstacles - as we could experience driving there. Because it is so remote, it also unfortunately has been a target for the guerilla and paramilitary and it still bears marks and scars from that violent past.

When we visited, we parked our motorcycle at the ruins of a school destroyed by fire to walk the rest of our way to the plantation.  The plantation is beautiful, meticulously maintained.  We see passion fruit, avocados, mandarines growing amid the coffee trees.

In choosing our coffees we look at the “terroir”, this means that we look at the weather conditions, the quality of the soil, the altitude because these determine our cup profile.

In San Carlos the soil is very fertile because of an ideal mix of rain and sunshine resulting in many sweet notes such as butter, chocolate, nougat, and roasted nuts, all quite balanced.

The producer is Edwin Giraldo and he is a meticulous man.  He takes a lot of pride into roasting his beans himself in his oven and when you visit, he prepares you a delicious filter coffee from his own crop.   This may sound obvious but we can assure you this does not happen too often.  Edwin operates a small finca, only 1 hectare which produces a few hundred kilos at one time so he talked to his neighbors - the ones whom he knows also put quite some effort into diligently producing coffee.   As a result, we have a small quantity of this exquisite coffee in our warehouse in Brussels.  We will roast it for espresso but it’s really a coffee that you can drink the whole day in any preparation.

For filter preparations, we recommend a preparation with 10 grams per cup of 120 ml, grinding medium to coarse (7-9 Ek grinder) and leaving 3.5 to 4 minutes to extract.

For espresso, we recommend grinding 18 gr of coffee in a fine espresso setting.  Measure 36 - 40 g of brewed liquid in your cup in 24 - 32 seconds.