Colombia - El Tesoro (Washed) - Espresso
This is the first of our 2018 summer coffees from Nordic Approach. El Tesoro is the farm run by Victor Barrera, who has been generating a bit of a reputation for amazing quality coffees.
El Tesoro offers amazing complexity, acidity and body. It's super clean, refined and works amazingly well as both black or white.
We attached the flavour notes of Kiwi, Fruit Salad and Caramel plus a descriptor of Complex to this coffee.
- Farm: El Tesoro
- Varietal: Tabi
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1780 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1kg
- Roast: Espresso (Light)
Developed by Cenicafé, the FNC’s research and development center, tabi is a leaf rust resistant variety that combines timor hybrid, typica and Bourbon. According to Victor, the coffee pickers in his municipality prefer harvesting tabi over other varieties, as the ample space between the branches and different cherry nodes make their job more comfortable. That said, mr. Barrera still pays a lot of attention to the ripeness of the fruit they pick, offering them cop 480 per kg on average.
Victor says that pickers can bring in anywhere from 160 to 180 kg of ripe Cherry per day. In an effort to increase the quality and consistency of his picking, Victor is working on putting together a group of local, trained pickers that he can count on during his fly crop (June-July) and main harvest (October-December).
After picking the cherries, Victor leaves them in tulas until about 6 am the next morning, letting them ripen more. He then sorts them by density, floating them in water.