Arrived October 19, 2020
Forward purchased 24kg of Rafael Amaya's Washed Mandarin Caturra
24kg have been booked by Rogue Wave Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta
Grown on Rafael's farm La Virginia, in the famed Huila department of Colombia. It's been only three years now that Rafael has worked with specialty coffees, after seeing the market for commercial coffees continue dropping. He knew he needed to make a change and a focus in quality has been his saviour.
This lot is 100% Caturra.
This coffee was purchased through Cofinet, a Colombian based producer and exporter who works in many capacities in the coffee industry. They're constantly experimenting on their own farms (Jardines del Eden, Santa Monica) and sharing their discoveries with other producers in Colombia. They've developed Mandarin process and have connected us with David Correal's coffee.
Price per kilogram: $17.68 USD FOB
Process: Washed Mandarin
Total kilos available: 24 kg vacuum sealed box
Harvest date: March 2020
Fermentation: 48 hour whole cherry fermentation in tied GrainPro bags, with mandarin orange skin then taken to dry on raised beds until 10.5% moisture.
Drying time: After depulping, the parchment was taken to raised beds for 12 days and dried with mandarin orange skins until 10.5% moisture - following this, the coffee was milled and spent 15 days in a rum barrel
Region: Timana, Huila