Ciro Camayo / ColombiaRegular price $16.00
This coffee is a treat! Sweet, juicy, and well-balanced with a smooth finish. Colombian micro-lots are some of our favorites, and this one, in particular, takes our roaster, CJ, back to the time he spent in the hills of Tolima. The citrus backbone in this coffee is strong from start to finish. A perfect way to welcome the changing season and the spring sunshine.
|Flavor Notes:||Juicy / Strawberry / Dragonfruit
|Farm Name:||Vista Hermosa|
|Region:||Buena Vista, Totoro, Cauca|
Finca Vista Hermosa is a three-hectare farm of which two hectares are planted with about 8,000 Castillo variety coffee trees. The coffee is picked ripe (when the cherries are purple) and de-pulped the same afternoon they are picked. The beans are fermented dry in tanks for 18 hours before being washed three times and placed in parabolic dryers for ten days. Farm owner Ciro Camayo says that experimentation and collaboration have led him to extend the fermentation time of the coffee from 12 to 18 hours, which makes it easier to wash the mucilage off the beans, and to make the overall cup profile sweeter.
Señor Camayo was raised in a farming family, but the product they focused on was fique, a natural plant material that is used in making jute bags. In around 2007, he decided to start growing coffee as well, starting with 1,000 trees and finding enough success that he and his wife were inspired to take a risk in planing 7,000 more.