Colombia El Jardin Caturra Washed
Great structure and clarity, with brown sugar sweetness and a creamy mouthfeel. Green grape, raspberry and cocoa.
This coffee was produced by Leonel Calambás on his small farm, El Jardín, located near the town of San Vicente, in the municipality of Inzá in the state of Cauca, Colombia.
At just one hectare large, El Jardín (which translates to ‘the garden’ in Spanish) is a tiny farm, situated at 1,972m above sea level, in the steep, rugged hills that surround San Vicente. Don Leonel, as he is known around town, has been working in coffee his whole life and regards coffee production as part of his cultural heritage. With the goal of passing on this heritage, Don Leonel has gifted each of his seven children with their own plot of land on the farm – so far, the plan has worked, with all of his children pursuing a career in coffee-growing!
A. We do our production roasting on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except public holidays), and roasted coffees are stored in the warehouse for a few days for the dispatch of orders.
B. All the coffees are sent from the stock(warehouse) unless it requires a specific roasting date. Thus, the coffees you will receive will be between 2 and 7 days after the roasting.
C. If a specific roasting date is requested, it might take a little longer (1-2 days) to get delivered.
D. All orders are dispatched on the next day (except public holidays).
Returns are only accepted with prior approval from Normcore Coffee where a return authority number will be issued and must be with 14 days of invoice as this coffee is a fresh product. A 15% restocking fee applies and the item must be unused and the packaging in new condition.
Coffee Beans: should be undamaged, the bag should not be opened, should be stored as whole bean condition(ground bean is not accepted).
Equipment: should be undamaged, the package should not be opened.Normcore Coffee will also accept returns in accordance with New South Wales and Australian law.
We have free shipping for all purchases over $50. Any orders under $50 will be charged $9.5 for regular shipping by Australia Post. This usually takes 3-5 business days(NSW), and the other states might take longer than this, depending on the demands at the Australia Post.
About This Coffee
Leonel Calambás produced this coffee on his small farm, El Jardín, near San Vicente in the Inzá municipality of the Cauca state in Colombia. El Jardín is a tiny farm covering only one hectare, situated at an altitude of 1,972m in the steep, rugged hills surrounding San Vicente. Don Leonel has been working in coffee his entire life and considers coffee production part of his cultural heritage. He has gifted each of his seven children with a plot of land on the farm to pass on this heritage, and all of his children have pursued a career in coffee growing.
Don Leonel's family is part of a much-needed younger generation interested in continuing with coffee production. The financial security and stability of the specialty coffee model are critical in attracting younger people to coffee production. Access to an international market results in much higher premiums being paid for their crop than what the region's producers could earn through commercial trade.
El Jardín is mainly planted with Caturra, the most popular variety during the 1970s and 1980s when most local farms were established. Don Leonel has also introduced hybrid varietal Colombia in recent years to reduce the incidence of coffee leaf rust without affecting cup quality. Don Leonel farms his coffee with traditional techniques, and he and his family provide most of the labour. Fertilisation occurs around three times yearly, usually after manual weeding, and pesticides are rarely used.
Like most nearby towns, San Vicente has breathtaking views of Colombia's highest volcano, Nevado del Huila, which sits where the states of Huila, Tolima and Cauca meet. The rich, volcanic region of the area makes it ideal for agriculture and contributes to the excellent cup quality of coffee grown and processed here. Cool overnight temperatures result in dense beans, which are notable for their sweetness and complexity. Lower temperatures and high rainfall also influence processing techniques, with longer-than-usual ferment and drying times necessary.
- Origin: Colombia
- Region: Cauca
- Farm/Coop/Mill: El Jardin
- Producer: Leonel Calambás
- Variety: Caturra, Colombia
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1972masl
Quality Report: (88.5/100)
- Roast Level: Light
- Balance & Overall(8.5/10):
Basic Brew Method
- Espresso: 20g In, 40g Out, 27 Seconds
- Milk-based (150ml): 21g In, 42g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
- Filter: 15g In, 225g Out, 2 Minute 00 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)
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NORMCORE STYLE SUPER LIGHT ROASTING
We roast our single-origin coffees as lightly as possible. It's often lighter than the standard light-roast profile (Our development time ratio is 8-10%, while a typical light roast's ratio is around 13-16%).
Regardless of its origin, varietal or process, our approach is to maximise the flavour profile of the coffee by minimising flavours caused by roasting. Our single-origin coffees have a delightful silky texture and well-balanced taste, despite being lightly roasted.
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