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Colombia La Cristalina

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This coffee boasts a vibrant fruit medley! Tart cranberry and juicy cherry mingle with sweet peach, all balanced by the rich, plummy depth of a dried plum.

Cupping profile: cranberry, cherry, peach, dried plum

La Cristalina

The farm La Cristalina is located in Quindio, Colombia. With an altitude that goes from 1.350 NN to 1.500 NN. Its location and altitude gives the farm perfect weather conditions, meaning that in the morning the sun light goes through the trees and warm the soil, at midday and in the afternoon is very normal to get some rain and at night the temperature drops more than 8º. This specific conditions help the coffee bean to grow slow and get all the sweet properties they can get. Coffee from this region is well known from its medium adicity and citric fruit flavor.

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Grajales brothers

The Grajales brothers work hand in hand with the local community for more than 50 years.  The first owner of this land was Guillermo Grajales (Alberto’s and German’s dad), he grew up with his family here. When he was old enough he move to the city and pursue a career in the Colombian Coffee Federation. He worked for 35 years, then he retired and keep on working on his coffee farm. 2 wells are born in the farm, and provide a constant water stream. This water streams benefit, not only the farm and the coffee plants, but also the local community. We know that we have a big responsibility preserving this wells, and the nature surrounding the farm. You can find more than 20 varieties of birds and more than 10 different fruits trees. We take our work seriously, we don’t have mono-crops, our coffee plants share space with several different kinds of trees and other crops. The farm is divided in medium size lots, it is easy to trace your coffee. This help us to provide the best practices to that specific lot, and measure it’s qualities. 

About this coffee

Cupping score: 87.50

Farm: La Cristalina
Producer: family Grajales
Region: Quindio, Colombia
Altitude: 1350 – 1500 MASL
Variety: Castillo
Processing: natural

Variety

Castilo – A leave rust-resistant variety that was developed for over two decades by Cenicafé in Colombia. Castillo is mainly found in Colombia and has high yields. It is popular amongst Colombian producers because of its rust-resistant character.

Natural process

Natural sundried, also called “natural process” or “dry process,” means drying coffee cherries whole without the intervention of water or machines to remove any of the fruit. Prior to drying, the cherries are picked, floated in water, and sorted to remove any under-ripe or overripe fruit.

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Roast Style

espresso, filter

Weight

250g, 1000g

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