Secret Stash 001: El Zacatin SL28
Our first Secret Stash coffee for 2021. Every 2 weeks, we'll be dropping a new Secret Stash coffee for you to brew at home.
FLAVOR NOTES: With this coffee, we taste Ripe Peaches, Cacao Nibs and Tangerine. It is best brewed using filter brew methods like a Pour Over, the French Press or the Aeropress.
Located in the mountainous terrain and temperate climates of southwest Antioquia, El Zacatin, has the perfect climate for producing excellent quality coffee.
Traditionally a producer of commercial coffee, Eduardo is the third generation of the Fernandez family, farming at El Zacatin. Just over four years ago, Eduardo became aware of the different attributes that rare Arabica varieties can hold. As a small side project, Eduard acquired a selection of unusual beans from around the globe, hoping to produce and sample their special nature. Today, Eduardo’s small side project has flourished into a large scale operation, producing fields of Gesha, Pink Bourbon, SL 28 and Tabi varieties. This particular lot is of the SL 28 variety.
This particular lot from El Zacatin has been selectively hand-harvested, before being delivered to the Green Hill’s state-of-the-art mill to be sorted for quality first by machine and then by hand. Here, the cherries are deliberately sorted to include 70% ripe, 20% overripe and 10% half-ripe cherries. This helps to create the desired flavour profile for these particular lots. Once sorted, cherries are floated to remove any light floating cherries, making sure only the denser cherries are saved for the final product, as well as to clean the fruit from dirt and bacteria.
Origin: Antioquia, Colombia
- Varietal: SL28