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Colombia Johan Vergara

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    Colombia Johan Vergara
    • Country: Colombia
    • Region: Pitalito, Huila
    • Producer: Johan Vergara
    • Farm: Finca Las Flores
    • Altitude: 1750 - 1800 MASL
    • Variety: 100% Tabi
    • Processing: Washed Anaerobic
    • Roasted for: Espresso & Filter
    Tasting Note: Raspberry, blood orange, butter and jasmine tea
    Roast to Order:
    • Roast: Every Wednesday
    • Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
    • Whole bean only
    Recommended Recipes:

    Espresso: 
    20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)

    V60:
    15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio) 

    Batch Brew:
    94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)

    Background:

    This amazing lot comes from the renowned producer, Johan Vergara of Colombia. His 180 acre farm, Finca Las Flores, is located in the small village of San Isidor, which he runs with the help of his family.

    San Isidor’s microclimate (1800 MASL) has a high range of temperatures - cold at night and hot in the daytime. This stresses the plants which makes them stronger over time and creates increased mucilage which in turn leads to more glucose in the fruit. This is a major catalyst for the success of Johans extended and experimental fermentation’s of recent years. San Isidor is in the Hulia region of West Colombia, in the middle of the volcanic ash soil area - which is believed to be one of the most fertile regions in all of South America. Johans family started farming coffee in 1990, initially planting 18,000 trees - this has now grown to over 90,000.

    Since being featured in the 2006 Cup Of Excellence, Johan has transformed the quality of coffee from the Finca Las Flores farm by planting exotic varietals including Pink Bourbon, Tabi, Sidra and Wush-Wush. These varietals are very difficult to produce consistently, as each require different conditions and care to flourish, are generally more susceptible to disease and produce much lower yields than average. This development, compounded with investments in processing and exploration of controlled fermentations, have really made this lot particularly special. 

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