Colombia Vergel Estate Anaerobic Natural Java
TASTING NOTES: Exotic | Raspberry & Dark chocolate
ORIGIN: Tolima, Colombia
PROCESS: Anaerobic Natural
Suggested Listening: "Good Life" Inner City
This coffee LEPT off of the cupping table and was one of those "woah what is that?!?!" moments that happen from time to time. Super sweet sticky strawberry and raspberry flavors right up front with a delectable clean and long dark chocolate finish, this is what modern coffee is all about.
Harvested from beans from the Java varietal this really should be classified as a rare varietal. The Java plant was originally thought to be a Typica selection. But genetic fingerprinting of molecular markers has revealed that Java is a selection from an Ethiopian landrace population called Abysinia. It is anwith similarly super high cup quality but more resilient and with better tolerance of coffee leaf rust.
The super high cup quality of the Java Varietal has been supercharged with the processing of this coffee which has seen an anaerobic fermentation process before sun drying inside of its fruit shell in the typical natural process.
The coffee was produced in Fresno Tolima, at the Vergel Estate managed by the Bayter brothers and their mother. This coffee project began 35 years ago in 1995 and was initially focused on conventional Colombian coffee varietals and avocados. They soon became one of the biggest producers in their region and with that economic growth in 2016 they began to plant rare varietals and target the specialty industry.
In a short period of time they have mastered the agriculture, harvesting and processing of delicate rare varietals with insanely tasty results.
This is our second time working with them and our first showcasing the ancient Java Varietal.