FEATURED COFFEE FOR DEC 2021 :
SUDAN RUME TABI GEISHA
Colombia Fincamigos Sudan Rume Tabi Geisha
Fincamigos is an experimental farm run by Cafexport. The farm develops methods for cultivating exotic coffee varieties and cultivates coffee in socially and environmentally sustainable ways. Their lots are comprised of some highly-sought-after coffee varieties including Sudan Rume, Geisha and Tabi.
At Fincamigos, these high quality lots are cultivated to help evoke their full potential. In the cup, it displays notes of berries, chocolate and a honey sweetness.
GENERAL BEAN INFO
NOTES OF BLACK CURRANT,
GRAPE CANDY WITH AN IN-DEPTH SWEETNESS
ABOUT THE COFFEE VARIETIES
The lot is comprised of some of the mostly highly-sought-after coffee varieties including Sudan Rume, Geisha and Tabi. These varieties are all known for their high cupping scores and complex profiles.
Sudan Rume is an ancient landrace variety that was first cultivated in South Sudan’s Boma plateau. It is a genetic parent of many well known varieties, including SL28.
Tabi is a newer variety that descends from Typica, Bourbon and Timor. It has
slightly larger fruits and seeds and can be grown at high altitudes, and in high density, with up to 3,000 trees per hectare.
Geisha is a specialty world darling known for its high scoring cup and incredible fruity notes.
CULTIVATION & PROCESSING
Cafexport cultivates a range of high quality varieties at Fincamigos. They produced their first Tabi, Geisha and Sudan Rume lots in 2020 and their first Laurina lot in 2021.
Fincamigos preserves 4 hectares for forest conservation. They have planted more than 650 native trees and plants. These native species help rejuvenate the ecosystem and create a habitat for the migratory birds that pass through the region each year.
Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped in a drum pulper. Co!ee is fermented in water for approximately 48 hours and then laid on drying beds. Parchment sundries for approximately 8 days. Parchment is turned frequently to ensure drying.
FEATURES OF COLOMBIA COFFEE BEANS
Colombia has been producing and exporting co!ee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century.
Colombia boasts a wide range of climates and geographic conditions that, in turn, produce their own unique flavors in coffee. This also means that harvest times can vary quite a bit. In fact, between all its di!erent regions, Colombia produces fresh crop nearly all year round.
The increasing focus on the specialty industry is changing the way traders and farmers do business. It is becoming more
common for farmers to isolate the highest quality beans in their lots to market separately. These higher-quality lots are often sold under specific brands or stories.
Besides its wide variety of cup profiles, Colombia has quickly expanded its certification options over the past 10 years. The most common certifications available are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Organic.
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