Colombia Finca La Pradera, Strawberry & Wine Yeast-Infused Fermentation, Anaerobic Honey Process
|35 KG BAG
About This Coffee
This special strawberry and wine yeast infused fermentation lot is sourced from producer Felipe Archila and his farm Finca La Pradera.
La Pradera is a 16 hectare estate with 12ha dedicated to coffee production. The farm is located in Armenia, Quindio and sits at an altitude of 1,350masl.
This lot was processed using a combination of anaerobic fermentation with added wine yeast and fresh strawberry along with the honey method (more below)
|El Caimo, Armenia, Quindio
|Finca La Pradera
|Anaerobic honey process with strawberry and wine yeast
|COL CA WA MIC
|35 KG BAG
|Grain Pro / Ecotact
This lot utilises a combination of anaerobic fermentation and the honey method. First, ripe cherries are hand-selected and then undergo a 72-hour anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks with added wine yeast and fresh strawberry pulp. CO2 is added to displace the oxygen, creating an anoxic environment.
After fermentation the cherries are then de-pulped and, with the mucilage still intact, dried on raised African beds. Shade is utilised to manage the temperature below 35°C until they reach the ideal humidity level (12%).
History of Coffee in Colombia
As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal.
- Subregion El Caimo, Armenia, Quindio
- Farm Name Finca La Pradera
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Processing Honey Processed
- Processing Description Anaerobic honey process with strawberry and wine yeast
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Castillo
- Min Growing Altitude 1350m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- On Sale No
- Top Lot Yes
- Price Per Kg £26.00
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade COL CA WA MIC
- CTRM Contract Number P8001958-2
- Origin Colombia
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk