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SEY | Colombia Finca Bianca, Washed Field Blend

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    From our friends at Sey:  

    Tarqui is a newer region of Huila for us to be working in, and we're excited to be sharing our exploration with you. This selection is illustrative of the effects longer fermentation times can have on flavor profile. In the cup we find a very sweet and more fruit forward profile of grape and berries, a subtle citrus acidity, and a delicate florality.

    VARIETAL

    V. Colombia, Castillo, Caturra

    REGION

    Triunfo, Tarqui, Huila

    ALTITUDE

    1,850 masl

    HARVEST

    November, 2020

    PROCESSING

    Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects. Depulped. Dry fermented for 36 hours. Washed twice in clean water. Dried on raised beds for 15-20 days.

     

    ABOUT JOSE OSORIO

    This selection is a lovely example of the compounded effects of slightly longer fermentation times and microclimate temperature variation. We generally separate coffee into two major categories based on processing: washed and natural. Within these two different methodologies, however, there are an incalculable number of variables in play. For example, the specific ecology in and around a specific farm can vary widely, and the ambient temperature at the time of processing directly affects the speed of fermentation. The list of such variables is long, but the important thing to try and understand is how these variables influence final cup profiles. This coffee is an interesting example of bringing out more fruit-forward qualities through slightly longer fermentation, even though this is technically a washed coffee.