El Encanto #2

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<b>Variety: </b> Castillo, Colombia  
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<b> Processing: </b> Natural 
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<b> Origin: </b> Antioquia, Colombia 
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<b> Producers:</b> Juan Saldarriaga  
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1380-1800M
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Juan Saldarriaga is the producer of two farms;  La Claudina and El Encanto. He’s working with friends, managing the production for some surrounding producers with Caturras and other cultivars up to 2000 masl. Many of them are young, small farmers that are eager to prove Antioquia has more to offer than heavy bodied coffees. After Juan recently took over his family's two farms, he began experimenting with different cultivars in different altitudes, and many of them are recently planted. He is also doing experimental drying and different processes for naturals. The biggest challenge in these environments is the drying due to humidity and temperature. After Nordic Approach met with Juan and started to talk about drying under shade, he immediately constructed drying facilities with raised bed under cover. Jaun has a traditional disc pulper with separator and fermentation tanks. For drying they have 200 square meters of newly built shelves that can be moved from sun to shade. After cherry selection the cherries are soaked in water and the floaters removed before they go into production. The coffees are then pulped in a traditional disc pulper with a separator for greens.</p>

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 El Elcanto gives off amazing florals with a funk. Winey and juicy with blueberry undertones; this coffee is unique, yet balanced. When we read about Juans commitment to the craft, we couldn’t wait to brew ourselves a cup. We were not disappointed, and neither will you be!   </p>

Plum, Fruity, Winey

Variety: Castillo, Colombia

Processing: Natural

Origin: Antioquia, Colombia

Producers: Juan Saldarriaga

Altitude: 1380-1800M

Juan Saldarriaga is the producer of two farms; La Claudina and El Encanto. He’s working with friends, managing the production for some surrounding producers with Caturras and other cultivars up to 2000 masl. Many of them are young, small farmers that are eager to prove Antioquia has more to offer than heavy bodied coffees. After Juan recently took over his family's two farms, he began experimenting with different cultivars in different altitudes, and many of them are recently planted. He is also doing experimental drying and different processes for naturals. The biggest challenge in these environments is the drying due to humidity and temperature. After Nordic Approach met with Juan and started to talk about drying under shade, he immediately constructed drying facilities with raised bed under cover. Jaun has a traditional disc pulper with separator and fermentation tanks. For drying they have 200 square meters of newly built shelves that can be moved from sun to shade. After cherry selection the cherries are soaked in water and the floaters removed before they go into production. The coffees are then pulped in a traditional disc pulper with a separator for greens.

El Elcanto gives off amazing florals with a funk. Winey and juicy with blueberry undertones; this coffee is unique, yet balanced. When we read about Juans commitment to the craft, we couldn’t wait to brew ourselves a cup. We were not disappointed, and neither will you be!

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