El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - 250g
  • El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - 250g
  • El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Fermentation
  • El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Variety
  • El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Plantation
  • El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Fermentation

Colombia

El Mirador, Strawberry Special

250g

Terroir Best Lot
QUALITY SCORE: 89.00

Cup Notes
Berry marmalade / Strawberry / Lychee


El Mirador is a unique sensory experience that showcases the innovative anaerobic strawberry fermentation process, giving the coffee a bright and captivating flavor.
This special batch harmoniously marries the rich, complex flavors of coffee with the bright, fruity notes of strawberries.
This particular Lot is a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship of the coffee industry, offering a delightful and unforgettable palate experience.




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
89.00
Series
Terroir Best Lot
Producer
Elkin Guzmán
Country
Colombia
Terroir
Huila
Altitude
1550-1750 masl
Process
Anaerobic Special
Arabica cultivar
Catiope
Picked in
October-December 2022
Arrived in
July 2023
Shipped in
Box + Vacuum pack
Roast profile by
Rubens Gardelli
Roasted on
Customised solid-drum roaster
Suggested for
Espresso and filter

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 20 clicks (medium)
Water:
250g (40tds) at 91 Celsius
Time:
2:15
Brew strenght:
1,55 tds
FLATBED
Coffee:
17g
Grind:
Comandante 15 clicks (medium)
Water:
250g (40tds) at 91 Celsius
Time:
2:20
Brew strenght:
1,48 tds

THE STORY BEHIND

El Mirador is a coffee farm owned by Elkin Guzmán, whose family has been engaged in coffee production for over 70 years. There has been a strong focus on the research into processing techniques at the farm for the past 12 years.

El Mirador is situated in the municipality of Palestine, within the El Portal village, near the Pompeii Reserve in the Magdalena river valley. The farm covers an area of 32 hectares, the majority of which is dedicated to cultivating exotic coffee varieties like Catiope, Mokka, Tabi, Geisha, Orange, Striped, and Pink Bourbon. Additionally, two hectares are specifically allocated for experimenting with the Caturra variety.

Elkin has implemented standardized workflows and processing procedures on the farm to ensure consistency and to implement quality control at every stage of the production. He pays close attention to detail and employs innovative fermentation methods and a variety of processing techniques, such as maceration, lactic and acetic fermentation, and natural processing.




 

El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Story

THE VARIETY

CATIOPE
The Catiope variety in this selection is a cross between Colombian Caturra and Ethiopian heirloom varieties "Ca(turra)-(E)tiope." It was developed in the Colombian department of Cauca and obtained by Elkin and Banexport in 2014 on an experimental farm visit. The plant is a low-growing, high-bearing tree with slightly copper-colored leaves. The cherry color is generally full-red with a maturation Brix concentration of 20–22°. The flavor is often sweet.

El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Variety
El Mirador, Strawberry Special (Colombia) - Fermentation