Wine gums with grape juice, chocolate liqueur and floral tea.
Category - Motive Series
Origin - Colombia
Farm - El Vergel Estate
Producer - Elias and Shady Bayter
Varietal - Gesha
Process - Anaerobic Natural
El Vergel Estate is run by Elias and Shady Bayter along with their mother Martha.
The coffees being produced at El Vergel are outstanding and we are super excited to have found them. We had planned to visit them in 2020 but due to COVID, we had to put that trip on hold, although Shady took us for a virtual tour of the farm and processing station and we cannot wait until we are able to visit.
This lot is a Gesha varietal that was grown at 1500m above sea level and harvested at optimum ripeness. The whole cherries are then fermented in an anaerobic environment inside steel tanks for 48 hours. After fermentation the cherries are sun dried for 30 days and then drying is finished using mechanical driers. The coffee is then stored in grain pro bags for 3 months.
This processing method brings out amazing fruity qualities from this coffee while still letting the natural floral flavours of the Gesha shine through.