Single Origin - Hector Zuniga EF Colombia
This coffee comes to us from Hector Zuniga, the owner of Finca La Suiza in the Huila region of Colombia. Mr Zuniga has owned and opperated his farm for the last 25 years after inheriting it from his father. Mr Zuniga runs the farm with his sons and has a particular interest in experimenting with different processing techniques during coffee fermentation.
This unique lot from Mr Zuniga is a washed processed coffee with a manipulated and extended fermentation period. Generally speaking, a ‘washed coffee’ is when whole cherries are first feed through a pulper to remove the flesh of the cherry for the bean. The beans are then placed into fermentation tanks either in open air or under water, known aerobic or anaerobic fermentation, for a period of 12-24 hours. Following this step then the coffee is then scrubbed clean to remove any remaining flesh before being placed out to dry. For this particular experimentation, the whole beans are placed into sealed bags for a period of 75 hours, at a stable temperature of 18’C. Then the cherries are pulped and anaerobically fermented for 90 hours before being cleaned and dried. This manipulation of the fermentation results in a greatly increased complexity in the cup and is a unique flavour profile.
Best enjoyed through soft brewing methods such as Aeropress, v60, or Cafetiere.
Flavour Notes: Guava, pineapple and stewed apples
Farmer: Hector Zuniga
Farm: Finca La Suiza
Process: Washed – Extented Fermentation
Varietals: Variedad Colombia