- Anaerobic Fermentation
- Ernesto Lima
- Santa Ana
- 1,675 masl
Las Nubes, which translates to “The Clouds” is a farm located near the base of Santa Ana Volcano. The volcano last erupted in 2006, resulting in a large amount of ash being thrown into the air. Once settled, the volcanic ash acted as a perfect natural fertiliser for growing coffee in the area.
This coffee was produced by Ernesto Lima, brother of Fernando Lima, one of our longest standing direct-trade partners. Ernesto produced this coffee using an experimental processing method called anaerobic (without air) fermentation. The coffee is left to ferment in the shade for 48 hours, which causes the mucilage on the outer coffee cherry to break down more slowly.
This method allows more of the natural sugar in the cherry to soak into the bean, resulting in tropical tasting notes of pineapple and passion fruit with a medium, rounded body and long, chocolatey finish.
Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28-32 secs
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins
Roast & despatch days are currently Monday to Friday. All orders placed after midnight on Thursday will be roasted and despatched 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.