We're back to Colombia, land of gutsy little climbers in the world of road cycling, great surnames and big hairdos for this sweet new arrival.
Roberto Martinez is a dedicated coffee farmer, working within a Colombian co-operative, who only grows organic coffee Arabica coffee plants.
Notes of dark chocolate are interspersed with blackcurrant, orange and clove make this a firm favourite to anyone boasting a great palate. Those of you who have trouble distinguishing your artisan handmade cocao from a family pack of Twix can enjoy on an equally enjoyable level.
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ORGANIC COLOMBIA: ASPROBALBOA - Roberto Martinez
ALTITUDE: 1981 masl
LOCATION: BALBOA, CAUCA
VARIETY: COLOMBIA & CATURRA & CASTILLO
OWNER: COSURCA COOPERATIVE
HARVEST: MAY TO SEPTEMBER
Redcurrant, orange & clove with dark chocolate & a toffee body
Roberto Martinez has been growing coffee for over 7 years on his own farm and working in coffee for more than 15 years as a picker and farm labourer. Roberto has only been growing coffee organically for the past two years as he has learned about this style of farming from the help of the agronomists at the coop. The farm is based in the municipality of Balboa in Cauca where he is part of the ASOPROBALBOA growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio. Cosurca work closely with ASOPROA working in the communities on both agronomy and social projects to help them move forward post conflict.
On the farm the coffee is planted among guamo & citrus trees for shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand selected every 8 days and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 14 hours before then being dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.
To get the very best from this coffee, why not try a pour-over. Perfect for Aeropress / Chemex / V60.
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