Coffee: La Bruma - Women in Coffee
Producer/Farm: Martha Ligia Reinoso
Process: not specified (probably washed)
Altitude: 1800 masl
Dry Fragrance: raisins, graham cracker, spice
Tasting Notes: This is a coffee full of surprises with flavors of grapefruit, cinnamon, cola and vanilla all in harmony with a light but present citric acidity and maple/molasses sweetness. There are floral notes as well - like lilacs in bloom. As it cools there’s a back note of black tea. The mouthfeel is lightly syrupy and juicy. The aftertaste is pleasant, clean and lingering with sweetness that persists. It is a complex but harmonious blend of flavors with perfectly balanced acidity, sweetness and bitter notes.
Roaster’s notes: Martha Ligia Reinoso's farm lies a few hours drive from Chaparral, Tolima, tucked away deep in the nearly impenetrable jungle mountains that few outsiders visit. Here, she has a striking farm painted bright pink, from the farm house to the processing equipment. Here, Martha tends to a handful of picturesque hectares of land along with her daughter, to whom she is passing down her knowledge of specialty coffee cultivation, and standing out against her agricultural landscape typically dominated by men. The coffee is a limited edition offering from Devocion.
Brew recommendations: Results with the Origami dripper were excellent with a TBT of 3:15 - 3:30 mins. I tried both the Kalita filter and the V60 and found the Kalita filter gave a more complex and juicier flavor profile. I used my typical pour-over protocol which is posted here.
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