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Colombia - Francy Castillo 120h Natural (Grand cru no.5)

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    Region : Nariño
    Farm : Finca El Ubérrimo
    Varietal : Colombia
    Altitude : 2 018 m
    Process : 120h barrel fermented natural 
    Tasting notes : Strawberry soda, Cotton candy, Lychee

    TASTING

    Explosive, sweet, salty? Even effervescent? Is it a comforting taste, or the most daring coffee we've ever had? Why not all of the above? Francy Castillo's natural Colombia captivated our senses from the first whiff of strawberry to the salted caramel finish. The body of the cup presents a panoply of fruity, juicy aromas, its sweetness reminds us of cotton candy, and its syrupy texture of strawberry soda. This coffee becomes more complex as it cools, revealing a dessert-like aroma of lychee on salted caramel chocolate.

    ORIGIN

    Francy and her four sisters grew up helping their parents on the coffee farm, which inspired her to specialize in agronomy to support and manage the family business. She earned her university degree through distance learning while working on the farm to pay for her studies. After graduating in 2019, she began working at FNC as a field assistant in her hometown of Arboleda, Nariño. She also gained experience in sensory development while working in a private export laboratory in Buesaco. Francy writes: "My goal is to be able to reach the world with coffee from our family farm, and especially to share the coffee from our community in Arboleda." Needless to say, the fruits of her efforts have led to the discovery of some incredible batches of coffee, and her expertise has enhanced their taste experience. 

    Notably, this batch of Colombia variety was picked at an altitude of 2018 meters above sea level, three weeks beyond ripening. It was fermented in barrels for 100 to 120 hours. The extra rest on the coffee trees gave the coffee cherries a deep, wine-like color, and tank fermentation lavished unprecedented effervescence on the aromatic profile of this batch. The cherries were then dried in a mechanical dryer for 22 days, before being refined on patios until the beans reached the required moisture content.

    DRINKING

    The espresso is an explosion of flavor, worthy of the coffees used in competition! Its superb acidity and silky texture remind us of watermelon candy, followed by a pronounced note of lychee. This coffee, so well presented in its espresso form, finishes with the delicate sweetness of cotton candy. As soon as this espresso blends with steamed milk, your cortados and lattes transform into an impressive milkshake with Neapolitan ice cream flavors. 

    It goes without saying that this batch lends itself to every brewing method, revealing its complexity from every angle, with the filter being the most elaborate way to do so. A well-balanced body, a sweet start with an effervescence reminiscent of strawberry soda, and a salted caramel finish prove once again the wonders of coffee fermentation.

    Brewing parameters :

    Espresso
    Dry Coffee: 18g
    Coffee in the cup: 34g
    Time: 24sec.

    Filter
    14g of coffee for 200ml of water

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