Colombia Monteblanco is the first coffee in our RARE line, and it’s really worth it!
About the farm
Finca Monteblanco is located in the Cueva de los Guacharos National Natural Park, right in the valley of the Suaza River. The natural landscape, which stretches in all directions, gives the farm a direct connection to the beautiful flora and fauna that can be found there. The farmer who owns the farm, Rodrigo Sanchez, cultivates approximately 14 hectares of land on which he grows primarily Caturra, Bourbon, Pink Bourbon and Geisha varieties.
About the processing
This lot was processed using the Carbonic-macerated Washed method. Carbonic maceration is a fermentation that is borrowed from winemaking.
The processing of this coffee begins with fermentation in hermetically sealed vessels where an anaerobic environment is created using carbon dioxide. This innovative approach stimulates enzymatic reactions and contributes to the creation of the rich aromatic components that are characteristic of CM coffees.
During fermentation, temperature and pH are carefully monitored to ensure an optimal atmosphere for the breakdown of sugars and aromatic components that influence the coffee’s flavour. Once fermentation is complete, the coffee is washed and then the beans are dried in the sun.
Taste and use
As is usually the case with carbonic coffees, this one is beautifully juicy and “vibrant” in the cup. In the taste, you can enjoy tropical fruits, specifically pitahaya, apricots and raspberries. We roast the coffee for a filter.