Producer: Three smallholders
Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
Processing: Fully Washed
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia Peaberries
Roast Style: Espresso
Beans from Hernando Gomez, Alfredo Leyton and Astrid Medina comprise this microlot from Planadas. These three quality-focused farmers will generally sort the peaberries from the larger beans which make up the majority of their green coffee, then sell off the smaller beans at the local markets at a loss. To avoid this, Cafisur Co-operative have combined the producers’ small beans to create this exceptional microlot. The Planadas is an intense and complex coffee, full of dark chocolate and hazelnut characteristics. As a filter you can expect this to be balanced with red fruit sweetness, and as an espresso its black cherry richness has us tasting black forest cake.
Known as Caracol, meaning snail in Spanish, peaberries account for around 5% of all green coffee. Normally coffee beans grow two per fruit, flat against each other like halves of a peanut, however peaberries are round, small, dense with only one bean per cherry.