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Colombia

Javier Quintero

This very special unknown variety was discovered in Inza, Cauca when a coffee tree was found to look very different from the typical coffee grown in the region. It has notes of yellow fruits, blackberry, caramel and florals.

Body     Acidity
Roasted omni for filter and espresso

Very Special

Unlike most top-of-the-game green coffee lots, this one came with minimal marketing materials—a brief info card and a handful of blurry images. All the talking was done at the cupping table; its classy flavours and presence blew our minds away.

Whether it’s because of Javier’s working precision, the properties of this unknown varietal, or both, its profile is neat and delightful. A single mouthful brings hints of yellow fruits, berries, caramel and florals. Everything everywhere all at once. Very Special.



About Javier and his farm

Javier Quintero’s farm is called Buena Vista, and it’s located in Inza, Cauca, Colombia. The coffee grows at ~1600-1700 metres above sea level in volcanic ash soil.

Javier Quintero’s coffee farm, with some mountains in the background.

JA closer shot of some of Javier Quintero’s coffee trees.

Javier Quintero’s posing before his house.

Javier’s family trees and flowers


About the varietal

Cofinet, the importer, says:

“This variety was discovered in Inza, Cauca when a coffee tree was found to look very different from the typical coffee grown in the region.

This unknown variety had a higher yield and was more resistant. As a result, some farmers began to grow this variety. Subsequently, the seeds were studied by a laboratory in London which found that the genetics and structure were similar to Bourbon Aruzi, a variety grown in Ethiopia.”

We requested more information about any progress in the research, but so far, all we know is that this may be the “Colombian version of the Bourbon Aruzi”.


About the process

This coffee is harvested following strict ripeness criteria, floated and hand-sorted to remove defects. Cherries are then fermented underwater for 30 hours, followed by the de-pulping stage. The parchment is finally gently washed and dried in a temperature-controlled environment until achieving Javier’s ideal moisture content.

Javier Quintero’s coffee processing facilities.

Javier Quintero’s coffee processing facilities.

The farm where this coffee is made!

 

All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Cofinet, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).

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1:3
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1:16.7
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1:14.3
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1:12
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Producer

Javier Quintero

Country

Colombia

Region

Inza

Altitude

1800-2000m above sea level

Varietals

Colombian Bourbon Aruzi

Process

Washed

Body

Acidity

Tasting notes

Yellow fruits, blackberry, caramel and floral

Roast style

Omniroast

Varietals

Colombian Bourbon Aruzi varietal

Discovered in Inza, Cauca (Colombia), when a coffee tree was found to look very different from the typical coffee grown in the region, it presents strong similarities to the Bourbon Aruzi but it’s still being researched.

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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