This is our first 'Gesha' Coffee, and it's an absolute cracker! Facing west toward the Cauca Valley and the central mountain range, El Fénix is an organic rare-variety coffee forest and post-harvest lab, experimenting and gathering data first-hand on new practical farming techniques and selective breeding programs. Hand-picked cherries are placed into a deep-cleaned fermentation tank, covered with a sheet, then submerged in cool water. It creates a vacuum effect on the coffee, and an anoxic environment for fermentation to occur over 48 hours. The water and sheet act as a sealant and a heat exchange, stabilised at around 25 degrees Celsius, before the coffee is dried in cherry on raised beds, turning every 30 minutes to ensure optimum airflow.
ORIGIN: COLOMBIA, EL FÉNIX, CALARCÁ, QUINDÍO
PROCESS: ANOXIC WASHED, GESHA
ALTITUDE: 1680 –1800MASL
IN EACH CUP: HONEY, ROSE, BLACK TEA, STONE FRUIT
DRINKING GUIDE: POUR OVER