Colombia La Estrella Honey Geisha
Farm: Finca La Estrella
Farmer: Jairo Ivan Lopez
Region: Pijao, Quindio
[ 1 ] Story
To celebrate the launch of BRUT coffee and my first handcrafted coffee batch, I have reached out to my dear friend Carlos Arcila. Carlos is a highly respected Colombian coffee importer at Cofinet, and there is no one I rather collaborate with more, to mark this special occasion.
Without giving too much away, I gave him a quick call and asked him to prepare a special tasting session. "Could you show me the best micro lot you have available? I have an interesting project coming up". That was the brief.
When I arrived at his office, there were a total of 9 coffee varieties waiting for me. Each individually weighed and ready to be ground.
As soon as the coffee beans began their grind, a sweet fruity aroma filled the room. The smell instantly made me realize that this selection of beans was special. The cupping session went on for over an hour. Some coffees were intensely sweet and rich, some were bright and complex and some showed powerful fermentation flavor. Among all the delicious cups, I selected the #6 for an amazing sweetness, gentle yet complex acidity of bergamot and incredibly clean finish. At the end, we revealed all the coffee varieties and my pick #6 was Finca La Estrella Geisha Honey. Perfectly controlled honey process added extra sweetness and giving a silky texture to the palate whilst simultaneously preserving the juicy Geisha flavor notes and cleanliness.
This lot was processed by his family in Colombia and I have visited the farm twice myself. I still remember vividly during my last visit, I tasted the cherry of this Geisha variety at this very farm. So sweet, juicy and with an intense complex after taste. This was the moment when I finally connected all the dots, a full chain of coffee supply from seed to cup.
Variety - Soil - Climate - Process - Roast - Brew - Cup of coffee
I created Brut coffee to deliver the best coffee experience to a home coffee brewer, and I am so excited to share this coffee with you.
[ 2 ] BrewingRoast degree: Light
Flavor notes: Bergamot - Honey - Peach
Grind size - Table Salt like / Coffee 12g: Water 200g / Water temp 96C / Steep 2min and drainDrip Brew
Grind size - Coarse ground pepper-like/ Coffee 15g: Water 250g / Water temp 94C / Total brew time 2:00-2:30. Pour water in 4 phases, keep the water level above the coffee bed
If the coffee tastes:
- Too weak and dry finish ➞ Grind Finer
- Too strong and sour ➞ Grind coarser
[ 3 ] Experience
We care about you, our farmers, importers, and everyone involved in producing this incredible coffee. In return, we want you to take your time brewing and enjoying it while knowing that you are doing good to others.
Time goes faster when you are in a rush, so take a moment for yourself and enjoy your coffee ; )