Colombia Jardines del Eden Castillo Strawberry

Colombia Jardines del Eden Castillo Strawberry

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Colombia Jardines del Eden Castillo Strawberry

[ 1 ] Coffee

Country: Colombia
Farmer: Felipe Arcila 
Farm: Jardines del Eden
Variety: Castillo
Process: Honey
Fermentation: Wine Yeast / Strawberry
Region: Pijao, Quindio

 

[ 2 ] Notes

Roast degree: Light
Flavor notes: Strawberry - Nectarine - Honey
Acidity ●●●●○
Body ●●●●●
Sweetness ●●●●●
Balance ●●●●


[ 3 ] Story

Early May this year, I was invited by the Cofinet to try the fresh sample from their own farm Jardines del Eden. This lot was the most powerful coffee on the cupping table and I couldn't resist to buy this lot. 

This coffee has very prominent strawberry dry aroma, and it's just like eating a spoonful of strawberry jam.

It's unbelievable that this much fruit flavour can be infused to coffee, and yet the cup is perfectly balanced.

 

Strawberry Process

This lot was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 48 hours at 23 degrees celsius. During this fermentation period, strawberry and wine yeast were added to the anaerobic environment. Later the coffee was placed on raised beds below 35 degrees celsius until ideal moisture content was achieved.

 

Jardines del Eden

The farm Jardines del Eden is located at the highest elevation in the Pijao region, Quindio.

Felipe saw an opportunity in this location and decided to build a farm from scratch in 2016.

This farm offers ideal climate condition for growing the high quality coffee, with high altitude of 1,700-2,100, rich volcanic soil, annual rainfall of 2,000-2,200mm and temperature between 5-28C. 

 

[ 4 ] Brewing

Grind Particle Size Guide
V60/Kalita > Aeropress > Clever Dripper > Plunger / French Press

Coffee to Water Ratio
55-60g of coffee: 1L of water

-Aeropress
Grind size - Table Salt like / Coffee 12g: Water 200g / Water temp 93C / Inverted method. Steep 2min and quick stir and push

-Clever Dripper
Grind size - Table Salt like / Coffee 12g: Water 200g / Water temp 93C / Steep 2min and drain

-Plunger / French Press
Grind size - Table Salt like (finer than above)  / Coffee 60g: Water 1000g / Water temp 93C / Steep 5min, gently push down the crust with a spoon, plunge it gently 

-V60/Kalita
Grind size - Coarse ground pepper-like/ Coffee 15g: Water 250g / Water temp 91C / Total brew time 2:00-2:30. Pour water in 4 phases, keep the water level above the coffee bed.

Trouble Shooting

If the coffee tastes:
  • Too weak and dry finish ➞ Grind Finer
  • Too strong and sour ➞ Grind coarser
But keep the coffee to water ratio always the same.

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