- Ricardo Canal
- 1,650 masl
- Price to Producer
- USD/LB $4.00
This beautiful Colombian coffee is produced by Ricardo Canal, the third-generation coffee producer from Farallones, Cali. Ricardo’s father was going to abandon the farm because the commodity coffee price was simply too low to make a living out of it. He took over La Lomita in 2012 and started to renovate the farm, focusing on producing specialty coffee.
Castillo is the only varietal in Lo Lomita. Due to its resistance to rust, it is very common for most of the coffee producers in Colombia. This washed coffee is hand-picked at maximum ripeness and floated in water to remove the unhealthy coffee cherries. The coffee was sitting in a plastic vessel with pulp (coffee cherry) for 24 hours, this transfers more sweetness to the coffee seed.
The coffee pulp then was removed by depulper machine and fermented in a tank without water for another 36 hours. The entire process brings enough clarity in the cup and it is bright in acidity with loads of berry note.
*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.