Colombia El RecuerdoApple Pie • Raspberry • Vanilla •
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This is a fully washed lot of Caturra , grown by Carlos Guamanga at El Recuerdo. Expect a syrupy big bodied coffee with a rich bouquet of red berries, florals and baked apple. A classic Pitaltio cup profile.
- Producer: Carlos Mario Guamanga
- Country: Colombia
- Region: Pitaltio, Huila
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Caturra
- Processing Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
We're very happy to have El Recuerdo back once again!
One of our longest relationship coffees in Colombia, it always brings a smile to our face to see this coffee come into the roastery.
Located in Pitalito, Carlos Maro Guamanga (with his wife Patricia) is working at El Recuerdo to grow fantastic tasting Caturra, Pink Bourbon and Tabi varietals. We like working with Carlos because he is very involved in roasting and cupping his own coffees, something that’s quite rare for the majority of smallholder producers.
Carlos is always willing to experiment with different processing methods, varieties and fermentation times. He is also ecologically minded with his farming practices, using natural spring water found on El Recuerdo in his coffee processing.
This lot was fermented for 12 hours before depulping of the cherries, then fermented in tanks for 24 hours and dried on raised beds.
Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%