Enjoy as black Espresso or Filter.
- Country: Colombia
- Region: Tolima
- Farm: Finca El Vergel
- Altitude: 1750 MASL
- Variety: Java
- Processing: Washed
Orange blossom, kaffir lime, pink guava and vanilla
Roast to Order:
- Roast: Every Monday
- Dispatch: 1-3 days after roasting
- Whole bean only
20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)
15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio)
94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)
This Java is a microlot produced on Shady Bayter’s estate project, El Vergel. The farm is located in the mountainous department of Tolima and benefits from the nutrient-rich soil of the inactive volcano it sits upon. Managed by himself, his brother, Elias, and their mother, Marta, El Vergel has become known as one of the biggest producers in the region since its beginnings in 1995.
This Java is the ‘Lagoon Lot’, which is a unique area of the farm with 2000 plants that flourish due to the humidity and winds fostered by a large swampy bayou. According to Shady, the lagoon helps increase the level of solids in the mucilage layer, meaning high levels of perceived sugars and sweetness in the cup.
They go through great lengths to only produce the finest yields from our crops while practicing sustainability at their farm. " We believe that creating high-quality products comes with great responsibility. Our dedication to sustainability does not just extend to the final product but also to our farm, our community, and our earth. One of the most overlooked sustainability factors is water. Water is not only used for watering the plants on the farm but also for washing the coffee. Tons of water can be used over the course of a harvest and can cause damage to the local topography washing away the landscape. Through proper recycling techniques we have been able to drastically minimize the amount of water used and conserve the water consumption in our surrounding area by 40%. This keeps us from draining our springs and create a surplus of drinking water for the whole community to benefit from.”