Varietals Caturra 68%, Colombia/Castillo 32%
Processing Fully washed
Altitude 1400 - 1600 MASL
Prep Screen 17 Up
Cherry, marmalade like fruit, chocolate, lovely acidity
Located in the far south of Huila, Pitalio is a region renowned for high quality coffee.
This coffee is sourced from selected growers in the Huila region, mainly around the town of Pitalito. Most farms in this area are roughly 1.5 hectares, producing around 10 bags of coffee per farm. Plants are individually and carefully looked after by the growers with most of the coffee shade grown. A container of over 300 bags will contain coffee from up to 100 farms! Our suppliers company in Colombia only sources from farmers who follow harvesting and agricultural processes that meet set quality standards.
Grown at around 1400 - 1600 MASL, the climate is slightly cooler which ensures the cherries mature at a slower rate, allowing the sugars and acids of the fruit to fully develop. Once ripe, cherries are handpicked, fully washed and sundried.
An absolutely fantastic bean when roasted slightly past first crack. Smooth and silky with a nice punch.
I experimented with a couple of different roasting methods, but found the cast iron fry pan to be the best. Can be done on the outside bbq side burner.
After roasting, de-husking, tossing and cooling on an open tray, these beans taste divine after 3 x days. Absolutely recommend these beans for flavour and excellent aroma.
Great quality coffee beans produce a great crema and smooth tasting espresso. Soprano give great customer service and will definitely try some of their other coffee beans.
Great results from roasting. Very happy!