Colombia Eduardo Estrada Antioquia 250G
Aromas of orange, flower
Roasted for expresso and filter
Colombia at the heart of Finca El Silencio
Discover an exceptional coffee that comes from Colombia, more specifically from the El Silencio farm. The coffee is of Antioquia Microlot quality, it undergoes the washed treatment to reveal the well acid and fruity character of the grain. The variety of coffee produced is Castillo, moreover, it is one of the main varieties in the country. Hector Estrada is the director of the farm in the La Sucia subregion, Palmitas. In the heart of the Antioquia region, Hector Estrada produces on an area of 3.5 hectares and has been doing his own business for a few years. It produces at more than 1,530 meters above sea level in order to guarantee a controlled slowdown in the development of cherries, like a wine production and culture. This method consists in letting the coffee grow at the speed of time, to make it more complex. Due to the small area and size of the plantation, the majority of the established work is carried out by Hector and his wife. Hector gives itself body and soul to provide an interesting quality of coffee. In addition, the couple is only equipped with a conventional pulping machine, for the equivalent of the plantation. He washes his coffees according to secret recipe for 23 hours. Once well dried, Hector takes care of the packaging in jute bags for 8 days before exporting them to cooperatives in Antioquia.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Roasting||Amber - Expresso and filter|
|Production region||Antioquia, La Sucia Palmitas|
|Coffee plantation||Finca El Silencio|
|Coffee farmer||Hector & Eduardo Estrada|
|Area of the farm||3.5 ha|
|Preparation methods||Espresso: 7 to 8g of coffee Filter: 30 to 50g of coffee|
|More information on the blog||
Profil d'Eduardo Estrada, producteur de café de spécialité