EL ENCANTO #5. KOLUMBIEN. ANTIOQUIA. JUAN SALDARRIAGA
We taste: RASPBERRY. CHERRY SYRUP. PINEAPPLE.
Der Encanto #5 ist eine Fruchtbombe im Espresso. Der Kaffee hat wunderschön intensive Fermentationsnoten und ist dabei trotzdem extrem clean und komplex. Beeren in der Nase und ein Mundgefühl von Sirup, gefolgt von tropischen Früchten, machen diesen natural aus Kolumbien zu einem ganz besonderen Espresso. Funktioniert auch ausgezeichnet mit Milch.
Aufbereitung / processing : natural
Varietät / variety : Castillo, Colombia
Anbauhöhe / height : 1380 - 1600
FOB: $ 4,20/lb
Händler / Importer: Nordic Approach, NO
SCA Score: 87
NORDIC APPROACH'S STORY:
This is another exciting natural coffee from our friend Juan. For this lot he has allowed the cherry to ferment for 48 hours before drying the cherry. This coffee is made up of Castillo and Colombia varieties, and has nice depths of flavour with tropical fruit.
El Encanto is one of Juan's two farms, and it happens to also be his father's favourite farm, where he likes to retreat from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the beautiful views and tranquility. It's an exceptionally well kept coffee farm, and even has a variety garden to show the huge range in coffee plants.
Juan Saldarriaga is a young producer who took over his family’s farms in 2012 and started to plant several different and new cultivars, everything from unusual Castillos, Caturras and Tabis to Bourbon, Geisha and SL28s, among others. So far he has been figuring out how each variety performs in the environment. In the future he plans to increase production of the varieties that thrive.
Since we started working with Juan, he has built several different types of drying facilities, changed the processing, and started to manage a few other farms in the area. We are especially surprised by the effect the improved drying has on his coffees. He is drying a lot of our washed coffees under shade, and the naturals in a specially designed mechanical «cold dryer».