Colombia Timana Finca El Paraiso

Finca El Porvenir has a balance of sweetness and acidity, a crowd-pleasing brewed coffee. The cup is defined by raw sugar sweetness, candied nut, and black tea. Acidity is malic, and with a slight bittering mouthfeel of Bosc pear. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso.
Out of stock
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Oct 6 2014
Lot size 16bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra, Variedad Colombia
Grade Estate grade 15-18 screen
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+; this coffee's "sweet spot" in my opinion lies in the City+ to Full City range
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This is the last offering from our first container of Timana coffees. This lot comes to us from farmer Juan Artunduaga, who's farm "Finca El Porvenir" is tucked away in the mountains surrounding TImana town. The town lied in a valley, surrounded by mountain peaks, some topping out at over 2000 meters. It's a beautiful area, not far from the slightly more travelled Pitalito. Like most farmers there, Juan grows his coffee in the hillside, carting cherry to his home where it is processed. Rain can be unpredictable, so coffee is dried under covers in makeshift greenhouse structures. It's important to have good ventilation to avoid moisture buildup and to facilitate proper drying. We have already secured our second container from this region, which should be arriving sometime next month.
This lot from Finca El Porvenir has a sweetness of honey and wheat in the dry fragrance of City+ roasts, cinnamon and all-spice too. The wet grounds develop a caramelizing sugar smell, butterscotch chips, and nutmeg, and the break releasing a cookie-like scent in the steam. Full City roasts are also very sweet, and the break smells like caramel and toffee candy. This is a crowd-pleasing coffee, at City+ a caramel sugar sweetness with a note of golden raisin. It's a simple, yet refined cup profile. Acidity is pointed and structuring, and reminds me a bit of the malic-but-dry aspect of Bosc pear. City+ to Full City finds the "sweet spot" (in my opinion), loads of raw sugar, candied nuts, and black tea - this last note hanging on in the finish. This is great as a pour over, and dark roasts perform very well as single-origin espresso.