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  • Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia)
  • Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - Variety Castillo
  • Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - The Story
  • Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - The Process

Colombia

Finca La Pradera, Red Berry Infused

250g

QUALITY SCORE: 89.50

Cup Notes
Blueberry / Strawberry / Raspberry / Cherry / White chocolate

Suggested for espresso and filter


This extraordinary coffee is subjected to a special anaerobic honey process infused with fresh red berries, resulting in an unforgettable cup that releases bold fruity notes.

when we roast

We freshly roast to order all coffees on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding national holidays), and ship the same day! Cut-off time is 11:59pm (UTC+1) of the day before the roast day. *We only ship whole beans*

Details

Quality Score
89.50
Series
Infused
Producer
Felipe Archila
Country
Colombia
Terroir
Quindío
Altitude
1600 masl
Process
Anaerobic Honey - Raised Beds
Arabica cultivar
Castillo
Picked in
July 2023
Arrived in
March 2024
Shipped in
Jute + GrainPro
Roast profile by
Rubens Gardelli
Roasted on
Customised solid-drum roaster

Suggested brewing recipe

To help you make the best out of your coffee, Rubens has crafted recipes for brewing this particular lot in filter.

There are two recipes: one for conical brewer (think v60) and one for flat-bottom brewer (think Kalita), however you can surely brew our coffees with any other brewing device, such as immersion brewers.

Please remember that these recipes are intended as starting points and may require further adjustments if the equipment you use is not identical to the one in the recipe; the characteristics of water used can also make a big difference in brewing.

Finally, the recipes suited specifically to Rubens’ roasting style, hence we do not guarantee that they will work as a universal reference.

Have fun brewing!

V60 STYLE
Coffee:
17g
Grind:
Comandante 18 clicks (medium)
Water:
250g (40 tds) at 90°C
Filter model:
Cafec Abaca+
Time:
2:05
Brew strenght:
1,45 tds
FLATBED
Coffee:
17g
Grind:
Comandante 15 clicks (medium)
Water:
250g (40 tds) at 90°C
Filter model:
Stagg [X], Fellow
Time:
2:00
Brew strenght:
1,48 tds

THE STORY BEHIND

This special lot with red berry-infused fermentation is sourced from producer Felipe Archila and his farm Finca La Pradera.
La Pradera is a 16-hectare estate with 12 hectares dedicated to coffee production.
The farm is located in Armenia, Quindío, and sits at an altitude of 1,600 masl. 

Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - The Story

THE VARIETY

Castillo is named after the researcher Jamie Castillo, who helped Cenicafe, Colombia’s coffee research centre, develop the varietal in 2005.
Castillo has been designed as an improvement on the Colombia variety. It is resistant to leaf rust (roya) and has quickly become the most planted coffee in Colombia.
It is high-yield, resistant to leaf rust and other prevalent diseases, and its smaller size allows for greater planting density. 

Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - Variety Castillo

THE FERMENTATION PROCESS

This lot utilises a combination of anaerobic fermentation and the honey method. First, ripe cherries are hand-selected and then undergo a 72-hour anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks with fresh red berries. CO2 is added to displace the oxygen, creating an anoxic environment.

After fermentation the cherries are then de-pulped and, with the mucilage still intact, dried on raised African beds. Shade is utilised to manage the temperature below 35°C until they reach the ideal humidity level (12%).

Finca La Pradera, Red Berry-Infused (Colombia) - The Process