Colombia La Flecha
Colombia Carlos Amariles
- Country: Colombia
- Region: Aponte, Narino
- Producer: Indigenous grower from Aponte
- Altitude: 1750 MASL
- Variety: Castillo
- Processing: Honey Process
- Roasted for: Espresso & Filter
Tasting Note: Grapefruit, guava, nectarine and English toffee
Roast to Order:
- Roast: Every Wednesday
- Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
- Whole bean only
20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)
15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio)
94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)
Produced by indigenous growers from Aponte, Nariño who are members of La Cooperativa de Cafes Especiales de Nariño. Producers contributing to this product grow coffee above 1700 MASL and their farms range in size between 0.5-1.5 hectares.
In Aponte, producers have mastered the art of Honey processing as they have been producing Honeys for 3 consecutive years now. Growers production is very small and relative humidity is low, this facilitates the process as not much space is required, and coffees dry much faster compared to other coffee producing regions. Producers process coffee on their own properties, drying Honey coffee in stacked raised bed solar dryers on their farms. This process reduces water used for washing coffee and complements the natural complexity of coffees from this special region.
This microlot coffee is 100% castillo which is a hybrid variety that now makes up 40% of Colombia’s coffee crops. It is a “dwarfed” tree that can be planted in high density, resulting in generous crop yields.
ickle coffee is run by sisters, Rowena and Kate, with a focus on roasting exceptionally high quality specialty coffee, and a desire to only roast coffees they would love to drink everyday. All their coffee is sourced from ethical coffee importers who use sustainable practices and give back to the coffee grower’s communities and invest in the quality of their livelihoods as well as the quality of the coffee produced.