Hector Estrada (washed) - Colombia | espresso
APPLE & NUTS
A delicious Colombian microlot from Hector Estrada, expect a rich and creamy mouthfeel with intense fruity notes of apple and citrus fruit, with a nutty and chocolatey finish.
PRODUCER: Hector Estrada - Finca El Silencio
REGION: Palmitas, Antioguia
GROWING ALTITUDE: 1537 m.
VARIETAL: Castillo, Colombia (100% arabica)
PROCESSING: Fully Washed
ROAST PROFILE: Medium (espresso roast).
Located in the Andes Mountain range, Antioquia has a wealth of microclimates. The change in microclimates is visible to the naked eye by watching the roadside vegetation changing along a drive on winding mountainroads. Thanks to the humid climate and high altitudes near 2,000 meters above sea level, there’s pretty amazing and diverse coffees to be found.
Due to the small size of his farm, Hector and his family do the majority of labor on the farm, and thus he is able to maintain the highest quality in his coffee production. The cherries are selectively hand-picked, fermented and washed in clean water, before being dried on raised beds in the sun.
In addition to coffee, Hector also plants plantains, bananas and citrus.