BALBOA - filter roast



Roasted Thursday 5th December 2019

This lot comes from a cooperative called Balboa Cafe. It is a very small co-op with only 35 members. The co-op has a full time fellow called Maurico who is in charge of quality control. He spends time with each grower to ensure the coffee growing & harvesting standards are met.

Cherries are selectively hand picked at optimum ripeness, de-pulped the same day then dry-fermented for 20 hours, washed & placed on parabolic dryers until the beans have dropped to 11% moisture.

Caturra is a mutation of Bourbon, discovered in Brasil in 1937. It is a compact plant & very productive but susceptible to disease. Castillo was developed by CENICAFE {the Colombian coffee research facility} & released in 2005. It was bred from Caturra & Hybrido de Timor. It is highly resistant to disease & is now the most planted coffee cultivar in Colombia

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Cauca
  • Farm: Various
  • Farmer: Various
  • Altitude: 1500-1900 meters
  • Crop: 2019
  • Cultivar{s}: Caturra, Castillo
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Plum, cherry

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