Plum, Fruity, Winey

Plum, Fruity, Winey

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El Encanto #2 2021

Item information

Antioquia, Colombia


Variety: Castillo, Colombia

Processing: Natural

Origin: Antioquia, Colombia

Producers: Juan Saldarriaga

Altitude: 1380-1800M

Score: 88

Juan Saldarriaga operates two of his own farms; La Claudina and El Encanto. He’s also working with friends, managing the production for surrounding farms growing caturra and other cultivars up to 2000 masl. He's busy by nature - which extends to his approach to processing. When he began managing El Encanto, he began experimenting with different cultivars, as well as doing experimental drying techniques for naturals. The biggest challenge in these environments is drying due to the humidity in Antioquia, so it's a natural area to try and innovate. You may remember Mr. Saldarriaga's cold-drying equipment at La Claudina, which he still utilizes for certain lots - though at El Encanto he's focused on more traditional drying practices, using raised beds and racks that can be moved to provide coffee cherry different levels of shade and sun.

This time around, El Encanto gives off amazing aromas with a good amount of that natural funk. We're getting stonefruit notes of plum, and a distinctly red-winey quality that describes both the taste and the depth of the flavors at play. It's great to have another coffee from Mr. Saldarriaga in the rotation this season, and after giving it a brew, we'll sure you'll agree that it was worth the wait!

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3.0 out of 5

El Encanto #2

Moustache provides excellent coffees, but this Colombian, while good, is pretty average compared to others that I have received. I guess nothing really stood out for me.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

5.0 out of 5

Great natural bean

Really nice natural processed coffee.

Collin Zimmerman

San Diego

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Winey coffee - best of both flavors

This coffee is full bodied but also very balanced. Definitely tastes of plum and wine. I use a Chemex to brew mine - delicious!

Kirsten ☕️


Member Since

April '13

5.0 out of 5

Winey - El Encanto #2

Fruity and very well balance with no bitterness. The wine come out afterword. It's also really stand out in this cup of coffee. Very enjoy it!

On 11/25/21 BJ said

:) Winey coffees are some of my favorites, happy we got to share this one with the club.

Sang Le


Member Since

July '17