Diego Robelo - Aquiares Estate - Molasses Fermentation Washed
Very sweet with plum, poached pear, sugar syrup and cocoa.
Category - Motive Series
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Roast - Filter
Origin - Costa Rica
Farm - Aquiares Estate
Producer - Diego Robelo
Varietal - Centroamericano
Process - Molasses Fermentation Washed
Import Partner: West Coast Coffee Traders
This lot is from Diego Robelo and the team (community) at Aquiares Estate in Costa Rica.
We have purchased many different processed lots from Aquiares Estate over the last few years including washed, red honey, natural and carbonic maceration. This lot is one of three new experimental lots that we purchased from Diego this year.
This lot is a 'Molasses Fermentation Washed' processed centroamericano varietal. The whole cherries are brought to the mill where floaters are separated and the denser cherries are then transferred to stainless steel tanks where a mixture of water and cane sugar molasses are added. The tank is then sealed and the temperature and pH is checked twice a day until the pH is just right, usually 2-4 days. After this the coffee is depulped and washed to remove the mucilage.
We find this process brings out amazing clean and sweet fruit aromas and characteristics that stand out as a pour over or other filter methods.
For more info on Aquiares Estate click here.