Harken Coffee - Hugo Melo, Colombia, Washed

Harken Coffee - Hugo Melo, Colombia, Washed

COF-HK-200-0011

$14.99 USD Regular price
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  • Single Origin - Hugo Melo, Colombia
    This is the 2021 Harvest from Hugo Melo, who we have committed to buying regularly from. Last year we purchased his entire lot, and we did the same this time as well. While much of his coffee was used as part of a "regional blend," this Caturra varietal was sold separately and we snatched it up.

    When asked what Hugo wanted you all to know about his coffee and his farm - he said, “the whole family makes a living on coffee- we’ve worked in it all of our lives, we work hard, and we like it. The idea is to make something good that buyers and consumers like, that they enjoy the product. We work for that every day, always looking to improve, and to offer something better. Everything we do with coffee, we do with love. We don’t make a living from something other than coffee- it’s just this, coffee.”

    We really love this coffee and hope you do too. This year his coffee is tasting very Kenyan-esque in that it is full bodied and has lots of red fruit sweetness but also a really nice spiciness to it. It reminds us of stewed plums, baked red delicious apples and has a nice strawberry sweetness in the finish.

    Hugo's farm is located in a remote part of Huila in Colombia, that has soils high in organic matter, good rainfall, lots of shade trees and old varietals. Our importer has been purchasing coffee from Hugo and his family (who also own farms on the same mountain) for years and have even given them interest free loans to help them purchase equipment (repaid not with cash, but in coffee over the course of several harvests), and even given them tools and scientific equipment.to help them grow better coffee. In addition, they pay money right to Hugo as soon as they receive the coffee, in local currency which is a huge help. It's a great relationship that we are happy to be apart of, even if indirectly.

    Hugo puts a ton of effort processing all his coffee, by hand; this selection underwent a 5 stage process to bring out lots of sweetness and body while still being elegant and refined. All the cherries are picked, and then left in plastic bags to ferment overnight. They are de-pulped and then put into sealed pickle barrels with some muselage left on, in a low-oxygen environment for 36 hours. The beans are then washed and left to drain in nylon bags, before being slowly dried in shade.

  • Quantity: 200 g

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Delicious!

Great cup of coffee, I use this in my Aeropress and follow the Canadian Aeropress Championship recipes, and what a "punch in the mouth", the flavors i got our were delicious and juicy

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Delicious!

Great cup of coffee, I use this in my Aeropress and follow the Canadian Aeropress Championship recipes, and what a "punch in the mouth", the flavors i got our were delicious and juicy

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