Colombia Bruselas -Omaira Munoz

Colombia Bruselas -Omaira Munoz

Farm Description

Omaira Munoz is a prodcuer in the Bruselas municipality of Pitalito, Huila. Her farm is 5 hectares in total and sits at 1700 masl. Omaira has planted 100% Caturra varietal on her farm and processes in the traditional Colombian smallholder fashion. After selecting cherry she manually depulps them on a handcrank device, allows the beans to ferment overnight and then washes them in the same tank. She then takes her beans to a raised, parabolic bed where they dry over the course of 7-10 days. Bruselas is an intriguing region to us as quality is typically very high. We hadn't bought from the region in a couple of years but our purchase from Omaira marks our return. Look for more from Bruselas and the greater Pitalito region thoughout the course of the year.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

Omaira Munoz is a bright coffee. Red berry, toasted sugar and baker's cacao rise from the fragrance of the dry grounds. The break shows fresh cedar and italian parsley along with toasted hazelnut. Even warm the acidity leaps out of cup in a pleasantly tart fashion. Green grape and granny smith apple notes are most discernible at the City level with Bosc pear more predominant at the City+ level. Omaira has a buttery mouth feel to it, maybe even like fresh cream. As it cools an orange creamsicle flavor lingers in the finish along with chocolate syrup. This is a coffee that needs a little bit of extra development to accentuate the mouth feel and sweetness, as well as to balance the acidity. A Full City roast level will make for an exceptional espresso.

Score

86

Lot Size

12 x 70kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City is ideal to capture the versatility of this coffee. Full City will work exceptionally well as an espresso.

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Caturra    

Grade & Appearance

Excelso / .0 d/300gr, 15+ screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Farm workers in Huila

Yellow Caturra
 

Comments

#1 Question about this coffee

Hey Shrub, is this coffee from a single lot of Omaira's farm? Or is it the entire farm's production?

#2 Production

Hey Justin, great to hear from you. This is a selected lot of coffee from Omaira's farm. This is a pretty small farm, but generally you could be looking at around 500-800 lbs of exportable coffee per hectare or even closer to 1000 lbs in Colombia if everything came together right, with all sorts of factors weighing on that number. Is there any particular reason you ask Justin, any other info we could get for you about this coffee?

#3 Thank you

Chris,

Thank you for the clarification. Kenneth David's is doing a review on single varietals from a single lot of coffee and I was looking for a coffee that might be nice to submit to that cupping. From what you tell me, this looks like it will fit that criteria. Thank you!

Justin

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