Blackcurrant, Fig, Nutmeg, Clove and Cocoa Nibs
It’s our first time that we get a Wush Wush variety and we couldn’t be happier!
This coffee is just great and the process behind is noteworthy. Coffee plants grow in Colombia, in Tolima region at 1750-1900 mt above sea level; the Finca Monteverde is owned by run by the Gutierrez family; in the last decade, they’ve been improving their fermentation techniques and differentiated processes.
This rare coffee is handpicked at the ripest point and then floated to remove the less dense coffee. After that, the coffee is placed into fermenting tanks for 120 hr under controlled temperatures and PH levels. When the fermentation is at its targeted point, the coffee is dried in two stages. At first, the coffee dries for 3 days on raised beds in a plastic tunnel with sun and natural airflow, during this process the coffee is moved every 4 hours. The second stage happens in a mechanical silo for more 4 days to complete the drying stage.
This drying process is favourable to avoid over-fermenting since the cherries will keep fermenting until they reach the ideal humidity of 10-11.5%. The cherries get hand sorted at picking, later again during the drying process on the raised beds. Any other defects are removed at the mill once the coffee is in green. After drying at 9-11% humidity the coffee gets packed into GrainPro bags and sisal and stored at the farm, at around 20°C when it’s ready to be shipped after 1 month of rest.
This great process allows the coffee to enhance intense spicy flavours such as clove and nutmeg, ripe fruits as fig and blackcurrant with an intense aftertaste of cocoa nibs, is just irresistible!
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Family Gutierrez is the 5th generation of coffee producers. A significant twist happened in 2010: under the guidance of Newerley Gutierrez (Q-grader and Quality processor), different fermentation techniques were applied and distinct processes were tested in order to achieve satisfying and peculiar results.