2017 GOLDEN BEAN BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
Juicy + generous with notes of dried mango, white peach and fresh strawberry. Soft floral notes of jasmine layered with vanilla in a velvety moreish finish. All class.
Pijao, Quindío, Colombia
1600 - 1650 MASL
Jairo Ivan Lopez
This 100% Java microlot is grown by Jairo Ivan Lopez of Finca El Roble, situated in the Colombian highlands in Pijao, Quindío. Only the ripest cherries are hand picked then carted down the mountain to La Pradera Wash Station where they are Naturally processed under the guidance of Felipe Arcila. Felipe, Ana and Cristobal first float and hand sort the cherries before carefully laying them to dry on the patios. They are then moved to raised African beds which allow for greater air flow and even drying to finish the Natural process.
This is a very special bean for us after having visited Jairo Ivan's beautiful farm and cupping the same wonderful coffee at origin earlier this year. It was an unforgettable experience traversing up and across the mountain following Jairo Ivan and his pup to his Java trees. And watching Felipe on the patio at La Pradera demonstrate how he uses his teeth to get an astute estimate of when the beans have reached their optimum moisture level.
It was fantastic to have it awarded a Bronze Medal at this years Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and it's now a privilege to be able to share it with you.
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