COLOMBIA ALBERTO RAMOS - ESPRESSO
Region: Gaitania, Tolima, La Floresta
Notes: Blackberry, stone fruits, panela.
Located in the mountains of La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, La Floresta farm has become in time a big name on the stage of Colombian coffee in the world. With Neighbours Crop Collaboration Project, coffee producers from Sierra Nevada Specialties receive a minimum of 30%, and some cases even 90%, more than the price offered by Fair Trade and the Rainforest Alliance, and they no longer need to rely on the New York Coffee Exchange. This coffee was grown by Alberto Ramos at the farm La Floresta. This coffee is harvested following strict ripeness criteria, later floated and hand-sorted to remove any defects. Cherries are exposed to 30 hours of underwater fermentation before being de-pulped. Parchment is gently washed and later dried under temperature-controlled conditions until ideal moisture content was achieved. This microlot is 100% Caturra. This variety originated in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a natural mutation of Red Bourbon. Caturra produces more coffee and is more resistant to plant diseases than Bourbon.