El Guamito

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<b>Variety: </b> Castillo, Colombia
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b>  Huila, Colombia
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<b> Producers:</b> Beimar Becerra
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<b> Altitude: </b>1700m
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<p>Beimar Becerra grew these beans on his farm, Finca el Guamito, in the Palermo municipality of Huila, Colombia. Finca el Guamito is about 6 hectares in size (roughly 15 acres) and 4 of those hectares are planted with coffee plants. This lot is primarily Castillo, which grows from a slightly smaller plant than other varietals, allowing farmers to plant more densely and increase their output without expanding their land use. Castillo cherry ripens to a slightly deeper color than other varietals, leading some farmers to pick it too early, but expert producers like Mr. Becerra know just when to pick and how to process their Castillo beans to produce delicious, flavorful cups. </p>
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This particular lot is a washed coffee that was soaked for 36 hours before drying. It presents flavors that we're familiar with from Colombian coffees, but definitely not tired of! We're tasting smooth chocolatey notes, a nice cane sugar sweetness, and a kick of lime-like acidity. El Guamito is a crisp, clean cup that we love - and we hope you do too!
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Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Lime, Sugar

Variety: Castillo, Colombia

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huila, Colombia

Producers: Beimar Becerra

Altitude: 1700m

Beimar Becerra grew these beans on his farm, Finca el Guamito, in the Palermo municipality of Huila, Colombia. Finca el Guamito is about 6 hectares in size (roughly 15 acres) and 4 of those hectares are planted with coffee plants. This lot is primarily Castillo, which grows from a slightly smaller plant than other varietals, allowing farmers to plant more densely and increase their output without expanding their land use. Castillo cherry ripens to a slightly deeper color than other varietals, leading some farmers to pick it too early, but expert producers like Mr. Becerra know just when to pick and how to process their Castillo beans to produce delicious, flavorful cups.

This particular lot is a washed coffee that was soaked for 36 hours before drying. It presents flavors that we're familiar with from Colombian coffees, but definitely not tired of! We're tasting smooth chocolatey notes, a nice cane sugar sweetness, and a kick of lime-like acidity. El Guamito is a crisp, clean cup that we love - and we hope you do too!

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Jacob MacDonald

Carrollton

Member Since
April '18
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Good, left me a little confused though.

Found this one a bit tricky to brew (though full disclosure: my setup and technique is pretty rudimentary). First attempts were with a simple single-pour V60 technique, and the flavor came out a bit muddy in that case. 4:6 brought out the lime notes with herbaceous undertones. The beans seem quite hard, which make hand-grinding tricky. They smell fantastic.

06/17/19

Joseph Dragan

Flushing

Member Since
December '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

El Guamito bean is the Bomb!

Ground this one up fine and pulled it thru my La Pavoni Espresso maker. I would be happy if this were to be the only brew around forever. Smooth, wonderful flavor. Best latte so far!

07/02/19