Colombia Finca Monteblanco, Washed

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Bergamot, lemongrass, lime and green apple
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COFFEE PROFILE

This espresso is to be enjoyed with an open mind as it is intensely botanical and floral. Opening with solid lemongrass and bergamot like citrus, behind these, we see crisp green apple and a juicy lime-like acidity throughout.

TASTES LIKE Bergamot, lemon grass, lime and green apple
ROAST Espresso

SOURCING

This Geisha variety was originally collected from coffee forests in Ethiopia in the 1930s. It was sent to the Lyamungu research station in Tanzania and brought to Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Central America in 1953 and logged as accession T2722. It was distributed throughout Panama via CATIE in the 1960s after being recognized for tolerance to coffee leaf rust. However, the plant's branches were brittle, so farmers did not favour or widely plant it. The coffee came to prominence in 2005 when the Peterson family of Boquete, Panama, entered it into the "Best of Panama" competition and auction. It received exceptionally high marks and broke the then-record for green coffee auction prices. There is significant confusion about Geisha because there are multiple genetically distinct plant types referred to as Geisha, many of which share similar geographic origins in Ethiopia. Recent genetic diversity analysis conducted by World Coffee Research confirms that Panamanian Geisha descendent from T2722 is distinct and uniform. It is associated with extremely high cup quality when the plants are managed well at high altitudes.

PRODUCER Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia
REGION San Adolfo, Huila
VARIETAL Geisha
PROCESS Washed
ALTITUDE 1730masl
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Origin

San Adolfo Huila, Colombia

The Monteblanco farm is located in the village of La Tocora, surrounded by one of the fifty-nine protected areas of the Colombian National Natural Parks system. The farm is situated in the valley of the river Suaza, a quality that gives it an innate connection with nature and all that it provides. It is a family farm managed by Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia, who continues the family tradition of coffee cultivation started by his grandfather. 

BREW GUIDE

How to get the best tasting cup

Age Best Used 10-24 days after roast
Dose 20-20.5g (start with 20.3g)
Beverage Weight 39-42g (start with 41g)
Extraction Time 24-30secs
Temperature 93.5°C
Freeze Date 11-13 days after roast
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