Producer : Juan Saldarriaga Varietal : Castillo, Colombia Country : Colombia Region : City of Bolivar, Antioqua Altitude : 1380 - 1800 MASL Process: Natural Tasting Notes : Guava, Honey, Black Tea
Juan Saldarriaga is a producer that has two farms, La Claudina and El Encanto. El Encanto is located at 1380 - 1800 MASL in the city of Bolivar in Antioquia and Antioquia is known for solid, but maybe slightly boring coffees, but there is a lot going on right now, and we think these coffees are proof of that.
The biggest challenge in these environments is the drying due to humidity and temperature. So They installed a machine that can dry with cold air and with software where you can adjust the temperature and airflow. The cold dryer has been used both for washing and naturals, and the most beneficial from the controlled environment are naturals because most naturals are dried between 25 and 30 degrees to fully develop the sweetness and fruity notes. This coffee has a Syrupy Texture with medium weight, complex layers of sweetness such as Honey with fruity notes of Guava and Black tea finish.