Colombia Ramiro Rada
Municipality: El Soccorro
Producer: Ramiro Rada
Elevation: 1850 meters
Process: Wet Soak for 16-18 hours and dried on raised beds for 20-25 days
There is nothing quite like the complexity and dynamics of great Colombian coffee. Huila is one of our favorite places within the country and constantly puts out some of the most sought after coffees in the country. The versatile microclimates throughout the country produce exceptionally different cups from one region to another.
El Soccorro is a small municipality in the south of Huila with elevations up to 2,700 meters. Although the coffee will not grow at this high of an elevation, the shade cover provided by the cloudiness of the area helps to lengthen the time of the cherry in development from flower to harvest.
Although there is much controversy over the varieties of Caturra vs. Castillo, at high elevations the Caturra always seems to thrive and produce much different looking trees and beans than the Castillo hybrid. This lot is entirely Caturra and reflects all the best attributes of this variety.
Expect this “Ramiro Rada” lot to be tight acidity with white grape and apple notes, balanced out by deep caramel and vanilla notes. This coffee is roasted a bit lighter and brighter compared to the Jose Roman Rodriguez we are also serving. This is a coffee lovers coffee with complex sweetness and mouth watering acidity that makes it one of our team favorites.
We like this coffee brewed on V60 in a time of 3:30 at a ratio of 1-15.5