Tasting Notes: Shine Muscat Grape, Apple, Cantaloupe, Cacao Nibs
Origins: Loja, Ecuador
Producer: Velez Family
Process: Double Anaerobic Red Washed
Elevation: 1300-1500 masl
A nice elegant cup profile, like an elegant version of the Santa Monica CM we had a few weeks ago. It is clean and bright, with just a hint of the fermentation process. Incredibly fragrant from opening the bag to final cup.
This is a double anaerobic "red washed" processed coffee. CO2 was placed into containers with fresh harvested cherries for an oxygen-free fermentation for 8 days. After the first phase of anaerobic fermentation, the coffee was pulped and caused the mucilage to turn red due to the pectin component. With this red mucilage attached, the second phase anaerobic fermentation began. The process was maintained at a pH of 3.7 or higher for 4-5 days. The coffee was then washed and dried.