Fruta Madura – Colombia



CUPPING NOTES:  Cooked Apricots, Toffee, Apple Cordial, Ceylon Tea, Green Grapes

VARIETAL: Castillo & Colombia
ORIGIN: Narino, Colombia
PRODUCER: Carlo Aurelio Caluche, Alvaro Frencisco Rodriguez, Albano Ernesto Quijano
HARVEST: May 2021
PROCESSING:  Whole Cherry Fermentation, Pulped & Dried in Parabolic Dryers
WEIGHT: 200g
RECOMMENDED FOR: Filter & Espresso

Categories: ,

In stock

This is a new concept that is being explored in the Narino region of Colombia, where our trusted supplier Nordic Approach has initiated with a small group of producers to bring greater value to the supply chain. Narino is known for incredibly high elevations & steep gradients making coffee production extremely challenging, but in our opinion is where some of the best coffees in Colombia are grown. 

Fruta Madura translates to “ripe fruit” & producers are asked to carry out extended fermentations before either pulping or drying. The high elevations are somewhat perfect for long fermentation times due to the cooler weather. This lot was produced by 3 different farmers & each lot was processed the same way. Whole cherries were fermented for around 48 hours, before they were pulped, rinsed & dried in parabolic dryers. 

We decided to showcase this coffee for its unique standpoint on what blends could possibly value-add to producers. Whilst blends were traditionally made up of much larger groups, to show the work of small group producers as a blend can help to ensure larger volumes can be produced at a higher quality. 

This coffee is incredibly sweet, with intense notes of apricots & toffee layered with apple cordial. The mouthfeel is smooth & rich, which makes this coffee a treat for any time of the day. We hope you will enjoy this coffee as much as we do!