Colombia La Reforma
CHERRY // DATE // MANGOSTEEN
Robert was a picker in Cauca, near the border of La Plata, until be inherited 2 hectares devoted to coffee from his parents, who have 7 hectares in total. Exceedingly passionate about quality, Robert achieved a degree in coffee production from SENA, a community college in Colombia that’s free and accessible. Currently, he is studying cupping and is constantly bringing parchment samples from his plot to evaluate and sample roast.
He reminds us a lot of another farmer we work with, Carlos Guamanga, who is the epitome of focus and passion for specialty coffee. The spirit that Robert exudes for his craft is only matched by the quality in the cup he produces.
This lot is his Caturra, and it really impressed us with vibrant tropical fruit, like mangosteen, along with an anchoring dark berry flavour. It impressed our buyer so much, that she gave Robert a call right then and there at the cupping lab in Pitalito to congratulate him. We think you’ll like it too.
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 20-21%
- Producer: Robert Pilliume
- Country: Colombia
- Region: Cauca
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Caturra
- Harvest Year: 11/2016