SEY | Colombia Alejandro Renjifo, Washed Field Blend
From our friends at Sey:
This is a very cool blend from the Mitaca harvest of coffee legend Alejandro Renjifo's personal farm: Reina de Saba. It is 45% Caturra, 45% V. Colombia, and 10% Gesha. In the cup we find a fresh, almost spring-like acidity, ripe cherry, and delicate floral apricot.
Caturra, Colombia, Gesha
Santa Monica, San Agustin
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated and hand sorted to further remove defects; depulped on the day of harvest. Fermented in water for 18-24 hours. Dried in a parabolic dryer for 10-12 days.
ABOUT ALEJANDRO RENIFO
It is a true honour to have the opportunity to work with this selection from the exporter, producer, and all-around legend Alejandro Renjifo of Fairfield Trading. Alejandro has been one of the most influential contributors to the development of Colombian specialty coffee and works intimately with some of the best and most well-known producers in Colombia. A few years ago, Alejandro started his own farming project atop San Agustin, in southern Huila. This is the second year his farm has produced an exportable amount of coffee, and the first time we've tasted anything other than Gesha from his harvests.
ABOUT THIS FIELD BLEND
This is a field blend of two of the main varieties grown in Colombia V. Colombia and Caturra-as well as one rather unique variety of Gesha. V. Colombia is a Catimor hybrid which gives it high discase resistance as well as high yield. Caturra is a natural mutation from Bourbon, is very susceptible to disease, and is lower yielding but generally produces better cup quality. Gesha was originally collected from the coffee forests of Ethiopia in the 1930's. From there, it was sent to the Laamungo Research Station in Tanzania, and then brought to Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Central America in the s953 t is genetically an Ethiopian landrace-type variety, and has become quite famous for its floral notes and exceptional cup quality.