Colombia Finca La Luisa Peach Infused Fermentation Honey

Peach, fruit candy, intensely sweet and honeyed
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Lot Number P8002158-2
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    About This Coffee

    This special peach infused fermentation lot is sourced from producer Juan Pablo Velez and his farm Finca La Luisa. 

    Sitting at an impressive elevation of 1,720masl, La Luisa and is a large 70 hectare estate located near the village of San Bernardo de los Farrallones, Ciudad Bolivar, in the regon of Antioquia. 

    This lot was processed using a combination of anaerobic fermentation with added fresh peach juice along with the honey method (more below)

    Origin Colombia
    Subregion Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
    Producer Type Single Estate
    Farm Name Finca La Luisa
    Processing Honey Processed
    Processing Description Double anaerobic ferment (pre and post pulping) with fresh peach juice
    Growing Altitude 1750m
    Plant Species Arabica
    Variety Caturra
    Screen Size 15 Up
    Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

    The Process

    This lot utilises a combination of anaerobic fermentation and the honey method. First, ripe cherries are hand-selected and then undergo a 72-hour anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks with added kiwi pulp. CO2 is added to displace the oxygen, creating an anoxic environment.

    After fermentation the cherries are then de-pulped and, with the mucilage still intact, dried on raised African beds. The temperature is kept below 35°C until they reach the ideal humidity level (12%). 

    History of Coffee in Colombia

    As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal. 

    • Subregion Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
    • Farm Name Finca La Luisa
    • Producer Type Single Estate
    • Processing Honey Processed
    • Processing Description Double anaerobic ferment (pre and post pulping) with fresh peach juice
    • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
    • Plant Species Arabica
    • Variety Caturra
    • Min Growing Altitude 1750m
    • Screen Size 15 Up
    • On Sale No
    • Top Lot Yes
    • CTRM Contract Number P8002158-2
    • Origin Colombia