Arrived July 19th 2022 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB
Forward has purchased 5 x 12kg boxes of Inmaculada Farms, Natural Gesha lot T553 Signature Series
One (1) box of 12kg was purchased by Red Meow Coffee Roasters in Hong Kong.
Inmaculada Coffees Farms is a family of five farms headquartered in the village of Pichinde, in the department of Valle del Cauca. It's approximately a 40 minute drive from Cali, the capital city of Valle del Cauca and the third largest city in Colombia. Surrounded by the Farallones National Park and within the Andes mountain range, showcasing elevations between 1700 and 2000 masl.
Owned and operated by the Holguin family, which has been involved within the agroindustry sector of Colombia for over ninety years. In 2010 they decided to get involved in the production of coffee and made an ambitious and rewarding choice to only plant exotic varieties; Geisha, Sudan Rume, Laurina and their most famous Eugenoides.
In 2015 their Sudan Rume was utilized to with the World Barista Championship, and in 2021 their Eugenoides, a rare-coffee species, low-in-caffeine, that's said to be a parent of Arabica.
At Inmaculada, the farms will soon be both organic and bio-dynamic certified, meaning they follow the criteria and procedures stated by both these practices, and participate in an audit from the control boards. There are no chemical inputs used in the production of these coffees, and strategic choices for planting, pruning, harvesting, etc, happen around the cycle of the moon, contributing more energy into our world when full.
In 2022 they launched a new line of coffee product called Fellows Farms. The idea with this project is to support nearby farms and farmers, who cultivate coffee as a fruit and sell that fruit to local cooperatives or the FNC. Inmaculada is purchasing this cherry for a higher price point and then utilizing their sophisticated infrastructure which they've built around coffee processing and drying. In the symbiotic relationship, Fellows receive a higher premium for their product and Inmaculada is able to produce volume, maximizing efficiencies, procedure and outreach.
This Gesha is processed as a traditional natural, with cherries taken directly to dry for 26 days in the drying room, utilizing tiered beds and a state-of-the-art carousel dryer.
In the flavour experience expect mandarin orange and orange blossom in the dry fragrance. There's layers of citrus tones in the cup profile, with a note that reminded us of lemon meringue pie. Some strawberry, soft lemon black tea and florals give this immediate identity of a Gesha. The balance in phenomenal, with medium-to-high intensity attributes in each category.Variety: Gesha
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $66.00 USD FOB
Total kilos available: 60 kg (5 x 12kg vacuum sealed bricks)
Harvest date: 03/04/2022
Drying time: 26 days dried in a specifically designed carousel drying system
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.
Altitude: 1750 - 2000masl
Rainfall: 1800 - 2300 mm/year