Juan Restrepo - Natural
Regular price $18.00
ROAST | MEDIUM
ORIGIN | CHINCHINA, CALDAS, COLOMBIA
NOTES | RED FRUITS, CANDIED ORANGE, MILK CHOCOLATE
Our newest Red Label offering is an exciting, fruity coffee from Finca Chambaku in Chinchina (located within the Caldas region of Colombia). We want our Red Labels to be surprising, paradigm-shifting coffees from Central and South America. Often, this means traditional varieties produced using highly controlled natural processing or an anaerobic natural process.
Juan Felipe Restrepo is among a new class of producers in Caldas known for perfecting existing process methods and experimenting with new techniques. He and his father operate Finca Chambuka; his area of expertise is in specialty production, while his father runs the commercial side of things.
This particular lot from Finca Chambaku is a combination of Castillo and Caturra varieties processed using a short fermentation. Ripe coffee cherries are handpicked and sorted then, after briefly fermenting, spread thinly across solar driers for 5 days. Finally, a mechanical dryer is used to ensure a consistently dried final product.
We taste a lovely balance between intense red fruits and sweet orange citrus. The roast development of this coffee produces a lovely milk chocolate finish. This would be a great option for a home espresso hobbyist interested in fruitier coffee.
Producer | Juan Felipe Restrepo
Farm | Finca Chambaku
Variety | Castillo, Caturra
Process | Natural
Elevation | 1410 - 1490 masl