Colombia - Fruta Madura Collective

ORIGIN - Colombia
REGION - Nariño
FARM - Several Regional Producers
ALTITUDE - 1800 m.
VARIETY - Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
PROCESS - Washed
FLAVOR - Nectarine, Red Currant & Milk Chocolate

The Fruta Madura is a concept name for the coffee we bought from several farmers in the Narino region of Colombia. It means ripe fruit, and that is exactly what you will taste in the cup.

This year the farmers were asked to extend the fermentation time of the cherries to create an even more fruity coffee. The coffee was picked in a time window of a couple of weeks. Not every cherry is ripe at the same time so pickers need to pass 3 to 4 times to pick only the ripe cherries. 

After the extended fermentation, the coffee is traditionally treated like a washed coffee. Meaning the coffee is pulped, washed, and fermented before the coffee is being dried. The drying of the coffee usually takes place in parabolic dryers acting like a greenhouse keeping the coffee dry when raining. Drying normally takes about 10-11 days to get to an 18% moisture content which is ideal for consistency and shelflife. 

It is thanks to your taste for rare specialty coffee that these farmers can make a significant increase on their ordinary earnings, which enables them to develop their land further.


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