Quality Report - Colombia Finca Las Flores Chiroso Natural
About This Coffee
Finca Las Flores is a 14.5-hectare coffee farm in San Isidro, Acevedo, Huila. The Ayure family planted 18,000 coffee trees in 1990 and expanded to 90,000. The Vergara family began their journey into specialty coffees after participating in the Cup of Excellence in 2006. Today, owner Edilberto Vergara and his son Johan are working to adjust production and improve post-harvest processes.
Chiroso is a mutation of an Ethiopian Landrace found initially in Colombia in the province of Antioquia (Urrao). It is a rare variety to find, which stands out both in the appearance of elongated beans and its sensory traits.
This lot's process begins with hand-picked mature cherries that are washed, floated, and oxidised for 48 hours. The cherries are then placed in tanks submerged in water, and the temperature is raised from 15°C to 50°C. An anaerobic fermentation phase starts in hermetically sealed containers with yeast added to modulate the profile through the alcoholic metabolism of microorganisms for 48 hours. Drying begins with a fast process to fix flavours and then slowly preserve the physical integrity of the seed. This process includes mechanical drying for 24 hours and then a solar patio for two weeks. The cherries are stabilised for four weeks in closed plastic bags.
Region: Huila, Acevedo, San Isidro
Farm/Coop/Mill: Finca Las Flores
Producer: Edilberto Vergara
Sourcing Partner: Bennetts
Quality Report: (89.5/100)
Roast Level: Light
Aroma(8.5/10): Tropical, boozy, caramel
Sweetness(8.5/10): Mango jam-like sweetness
Flavour(8.5/10): Strawberry, cherry, tropical, grape, dark chocolate
Aftertaste(8.5/10): Sweet lingering aftertaste with a chocolate note
Acidity(8.5/10): Med-high tartaric acidity
Mouthfeel/Body(8.5/10): Syrupy mouthfeel and heavy body
Balance & Overall(8.5/10): Its intense fruit sweetness and tropical acidity will surprise you.