Colombia - Luis Sanchez (Washed Castillo, Supremo, Colombia) 200g
The Good Coffee Cartel wouldn't be complete without some of Colombia's finest coffee.
WASHED CASTILLO, SUPREMO & COLOMBIA
Colombian coffee is among the most recognisable and most dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions whose distinct yet consistently crowd-pleasing profiles reflect the various microclimates that exist in this large country. We source workhorse coffees from a variety of these growing regions, looking for a cup that contains a nice balance of sweetness, fruity effervescence, and a foundation of cocoa and/or toffee.
Expect lemons and plums, with notes of honey and a cocoa finish.
HOW WE'RE BREWING IT
Kalita. 12g on a medium-fine grind with 200ml water in about 2.5 minutes.
ABOUT THE FARM
Luis Alberto Sanchez has been working in coffee for 20 years and with his wife on their 2.79 hectare farm in the Buena Vista Vereda in Cajibio where they grow coffee under shade amongst banana and guamo trees.
They are part of the Asocamp group who are part of the Cooperative Cosurca who have been working hard in the communities they work with around the Popayan region. The Cooperative have several programs with a real focus especially on empowering their members with education and training to help them prosper post conflict. They have also extended their micro lot program this year with the farmers to help incentivise them to produce quality lots. They have provided training and cupping in the field to educate growerd and have also been paying higher prices at the collection points (15% more) for coffee delivered below 11% moisture content.
They pick to collect ripe coffee cherries only and then the coffee is pulped and fermented for 14 - 16 hours that night. The following day the coffee is washed and cleaned before being dried in the parabolic drier for 8 - 10 days.
Currently, we roast every Tuesday and carry out our quality control, analysis and packaging on Wednesday. We ship everything from Wednesday-Friday and orders placed after 12 noon on Friday will be fulfilled the following week. All our coffees are shipped as whole beans.