Finca La Negrita - 48hr Anaerobic Natural, Red Gesha
Country of Origin: Colombia
Variety: Red Gesha
Process: 48hr Anaerobic Natural
Altitude: 1700 mASL
Located in Tolima, Colombia, this farm produces outstanding coffee under the watchful eye of Mauricio Shattah. Mauricio combines his love with post-harvest processing with the natural conditions to push the boundaries and produce high-scoring, unique coffees.
For this particular lot, once picked, whole gesha cherries are placed in to a stainless-steel tank, with added yeasts, before being left for 48-hours to ferment. This avoids lactobacillus bacteria growth, whilst creating complexity in the final cup.
The cherries are then pre-dried to avoid mould growth, before undergoing further dry in a UV-protected environment, using the natural infrared and high airflow to dry the coffee for 6-8 weeks.
In the cup you'll find flavour notes of dried strawberry, red apple, blueberry. It's high intensity and very complex.