- Extended Fermentation
- The Echavarria Family
- Colombia & Caturra
- 1,650 masl
- Price to Producer
- USD/LB $2.75
Veracruz comes from one of the Santa Barbara Estate’s smaller farms, run by the Echavarria family.
It’s composed of 16 hectares of coffee and a small mill. Each day, pulped beans are added to a fermentation tank with the previous days’ pickings. In this method of ‘extended’ fermentation, each consecutive batch raises the ph level inside the tank, permitting a longer fermentation time that will produce a more fruity cup but without the acetic acid produced by bacteria at a lower ph.
This way, the producer is able to maintain the correct ph level and avoid over-fermentation, which result in vinegary qualities. It also allows for more control over yeast and bacteria activity. Interestingly, the inspiration for the process was taken from small farmers throughout Antioquia and Huila, who often have two- or three-day fermentation periods at their farms, because one day’s picking is often not sufficient to make up an entire lot.
*PRICE TO PRODUCERThis is defined as the price paid to either the coffee producer who grows and processes their own coffee or the entity overseeing the primary post-harvest process. the UDS/lb calculation relates to the volume of exported green coffee.
LIVE TRANSPARENCY REPORT
Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28-32 secs
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 min
Roast & despatch days are currently Monday to Friday. All orders placed after midnight on Thursday will be roasted and dispatched on Monday.
We create a new and unique profile for each coffee we roast. Although the profiles are different, our approach is always the same, to highlight and accentuate the flavours created at the farm and mill. This means we don't label our coffees as espresso, filter, dark or light roast. All of our coffees are omni-roast, meant to be delicious however you brew. We believe the heart of speciality is keeping the identity and character of every coffee intact and alive, no matter the brew method.