PRODUCERS: ANA MILENA INSUASTY
ALTITUDE: 1900 MSNM
NOTES: SWEET AND CITRUS MAGIC PÓCIM
PRICE PAID PER CARGA: $2’300.000
We are thrilled to present our new edition of our magic potion blend, Alquimistas (Alchemists). The third version of this coffee is here to challenge your senses with a unique recipe that was developed from a special micro lot produced by Ana Milena Insuasty Hernández, a second-generation coffee grower from the municipality of Pasto, in the department or state of Nariño.
Ana Milena, who worked as an accomplice with our quality lab’s in-house team of magicians, sorcerers and shamans, delivered an extraordinary variedad Castillo lot which was cultivated on three hectares, at her family farm called La Caldera, after the corregimiento where the finca is located. Although she has been dedicated to her crop for the last ten years, Ana Milena was raised in and around her father’s coffee trees at her parents finca, whom she inherited her passion and dedication for coffee and working the land.
The coffees that went into Alquimistas III was harvested by hand between June and August of this year. This blend underwent an initial fermentation of 72 hours in cherry, before being washed and put through a float to remove any debris or under-ripe fruit and to make sure the best cherry in the collection goes into the lot. Next, the coffee was de-pulped and underwent another round of fermentation in sacks, before being put out to dry on raised beds for 15 days.
Upon receiving the raw material from Ana Milena, our master roasters and Azahar’s quality team put on their wizard hats and adjusted their mythical roasting ritual to highlight three key aspects. First, they slowed down the speed of the roaster’s drum to optimize the gradual absorption of heat by the beans. Next, upon reaching first crack, they changed the air stream in order to subtly pause the temperature increase while continuing the caramelization of the sugars within the bean. Finally, after second crack, the heat system’s calorific potential was decreased by 50% to help consolidate the delicate floral, and fruit-forward notes of this coffee.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity of trying this exclusive edition; a balanced, aromatic potion, with a pleasing flavor profile with notes of rose apple, caramel and orange.
Alquimistas III, only available for a limited time.