Colombia - Luz Helena - Zapparilla Lot
"This coffee is unique and flavorful. The main aroma upon grounding is dominated by grape bubblegum. At first sip, grape juice with intense grape aroma. The flavour is then moved towards blueberry jam, with peach aroma. The Coffee is rich, flavourful and solid."
What we have here is a special lot coffee from Luz Helena Salazar. She is the wife of Jairo Arcila and mother of the infamous coffee exporter Cofinet and growers that is owned by Carlos and Filipe Arcila. Carlos and Filipe is the 4th generation of coffee growers. Their family has been planting coffee for the past 80 years with farms located in Quindio, Risalda and Caldas, also known as the Golden Triangle for Coffee or locally known as Eje Cafetero.
Luz Helena Salazar is the matriarch of the Arcila Family. She has been growing coffee for over 30 years and also a lifelong advocate for Colombian grown coffee. Asides from coffee farming, she also manage farms that produce other commodities such as avocados and oranges.
This coffee is produced and processed by Luz Helena. It is a brand-new experimental process which focus on getting the Grape notes on the coffee. The characteristic of this new experimental is focus right at the cherry stage . The whole cherry is first fermented anaerobically for 72 hours. During the fermentation stage, grapes and saccharomyces cerevisiae are added to drive the fermentation process to enhance specific flavors. Upon the completion of the fermentation process, the cherry is placed on an African Raised beds for drying process. African raised beds are less common in Colombia where usually coffee is dried on patio due to the climatic factors .
What we have here is a Castillo variety that is planted at 1900 masl. The coffee is planted at Finca Jardines del Eden located at Quindio. Quindio is a mountainous region in Colombia which intersect with the Andes Mountains. Quindio’s economy is mainly based out of coffee harvesting.
Variety : Castillo
Altitude : 1900 masl
Process : Experimental
Origin : Armenia, Quindio.