CERRO AZUL 'NAPOLEON' 1kg @ $500/kg
Cerro Azul is a famous Colombian farm which solely grows Geisha. The climactic conditions were deemed ideal for this coffee variety and now there is an array of bronze-tip and green-tip Geisha planted throughout Cerro Azul.
Owned by siblings, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who come from a long standing coffee producing family and are the masterminds behind the world renowned Granja La Esperanza group of farms. Cerro Azul is a sizeable 20 hectares of land. The Geisha cherry that is produced and harvested here at Cerro Azul is then taken to another of the Herrera's farms, La Esperanza for processing.
Napoleon is an interesting cup profile. This technique sees a controlled, seven day fermentation in sealed plastic tanks with no access to oxygen and a controlled temperature. This fermentation drives a very winey and refreshing acidity, with intense tropical flavours, florals, citrus and a long chocolate-liquor sort of finish. The coffee is then dried in silo with controlled temperature, over a six day span, and this fast, controlled drying is further intensifying the flavours in this natural Geisha.
Price per kilogram: 265.20 USD FOB
Process: Natural Anaerobic 'Napoleon'
Total kilos available: 24 kg
Harvest date: April 2020
Fermentation: 168 hours enclosed in dark plastic tanks with controlled temperature Drying time: 6 days dried in a controlled temperature silo
Drying temperature: 32 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.
Altitude: 1700 - 2000masl
Rainfall: 1.526 mm/year
Humidity: 85 – 90%
Stabilization: 90 days