LUZ MILA [2021]



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Arrived September 8th, 2021.

Forward has purchased 5 x 35kg bags of Luz Mila's Natural EF1 Tabi.

Grown by Luz Mila at El Oasis farm, close to Gaitania, in the Tolilma department. This is the first time Forward has featured a coffee from Luz Mila, purchased through offer samples from our friends and partners at Cofinet.

Luz Mila is originally from the Caquetá department of Colombia and recently her and her family (4 children and husband) relocated to Tolima. This is the second farm that Luz operates and only focuses on micro-lots.

This lot was carefully hand-picked and hand sorted. This lot was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented again for 30 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 16 days in raised beds.

Variety: Tabi
Price per kilogram: 14.85 USD FOB
Process: Natural EF1
Total kilos purchased: 175kg (5 x 35kg bags) 
Harvest date: January 2021 
Fermentation: 24 hour whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks, followed by a 30 hour, controlled temperature anaerobic fermentation in GrainPro bags
Drying time: 16 days in raised beds
Drying temperature: 25°C Max. - 15°C Min.  
Altitude: 1650 - 1750 masl
Region: Gaitania, Tolima