Jose Giraldo - Sidra Cultivar | Colombia (125g)
Region: pijao, quindio
Farm: cafe1959, la clarita
Farmer: Jose Giraldo
Processing: triple fermentation natural
Altitude : 2000 Masl.
Tasting notes : passion fruit, peach and Cointreau
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This is a stunning Sidra by José Giraldo from Cafe 1959. José is a third generation coffee producer and his family has been growing coffee for over 50 years. His father (who has a PhD in food engineering) was the driving force in researching the effects of different processing methods and reporting them in the laboratory. Jose has pursued this interest and developed a number of his own methods for processing coffee. He applies these methods to both coffee grown on the family estate, Las Marias, and cherries, which he sources from partner farms throughout Colombia.
The Las Marias winery is located at an altitude of 1950 m above sea level in the forests of the Andes mountains. Only rare and exotic varieties are grown on the farm.
This coffee is part of Jose's purchasing program, where he buys exotic cherries from other growers to process and sell himself. This sidra comes from his partner farm, El Provenir, where he pays a 200% premium to bring it to Café 1959.
This batch consists only of perfectly ripe Sidra cherries. The triple fermentation process begins by placing the whole cherries in sealed tanks before being transported to the 1959 processing station in Quindío. During the first 48 hours, the coffee undergoes natural carbonic maceration as pressure builds up in the tanks during transport. This produces lixiviate (liquid excretions created after pressure is applied to the whole cherries), which are collected and then heated before being returned to the fermenting coffee. The tanks are then sealed for 60 hours. Finally, the tanks are opened for 48 hours of aerobic fermentation before going directly to the drying room where the coffee is carefully monitored for over 30 days.
This coffee is more than worthy of the MCR World Class category and is absolutely silly in our opinion. The first time we had it on the table, it completely shocked us.
Expect huge things.
In the cup we taste notes of peach, passion fruit and Cointreau.