elderflower – tangerine – dried apricot
This coffee is part of an out-growers program that benefits farmers with an off-season payment on top of the harvest fee and have been active in working to improve the farmers’ living situations and standards, with healthcare access, utilities, education and transport infrastructure. Additionally, the program is working with the school principals in the villages surrounding the farms, providing basic school materials for the students.
This coffee comes from small plots in the highland area of Arbegona which benefits from the very high altitude of 2200 masl, and is processed by the washing station of the same name. Coffee is the main cash crop in this area, though many other crops grow here such as sugar cane, false banana, spices and vegetables. Cherries are sorted based on density and quality by floating them in large water tanks. After flotation, the cherries are transferred to African raised beds with mesh nets. The coffee is rotated every 30 minutes for even dryness and to control the fermentation process. The average drying time takes about 12-15 days based on the temperature and humidity. Then the dried cherries are stored in warehouses for flavour development.
BREWING RECIPE – FILTER:
Brewing Method : V60
Temperature : 92 °C
Total extraction time : 2:30 – 2:40
Ratio: 64 g/l