021 Colombia — Java

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Colombia — Java

What a banger.
This exceptional Java is produced by Elias and Shady Bayter at their farm, El Vergel. Java is a rare variety in Colombia, and it is part of a micro-lot on the estate that has been one of the most exotic, including some completely unique profiles. This coffee is processed using an extended cooled-down-anaerobic fermentation, which uses water in an innovative way to stabilize the temperature during fermentation. This makes for a cup that is subtle, juicy and complex, but also quite clean, without overpowering anaerobic fruit juice qualities.

 

This coffee is produced in the El Vergel farm in Fresno, Tolima, by the brothers Shady & Elias Bayter, who have been involved in farming from childhood, following the steps of their parents, who started as avocado growers.

The experience of growing up in the countryside created a strong bond between the brothers, farming and the region where they grew up. In 2012, they ventured into the world of coffee and fell in love with it. Immense dreams around coffee were born. Two years later, they discovered the specialty coffee movement and that’s when they found the direction they wanted for El Vergel and for themselves to pursue.

In 2016, after several years of researching coffee varieties, appropriate climates and soils, the Bayter brothers kickstarted a varietal project at Finca El Vergel. The farm has a special microclimate thanks to the proximity to the snow-capped volcano Nevado del Ruiz, on whose slopes El Vergel is located.

 

Expect a juicy, full bodied fruitbomb with a beautiful velvet mouthfeel and delicate acidity. Think raspberry-pie, canned strawberries and a citric/spice note of cardemom. A cup of delish.