Peach, Caramel, Baking Spice
When presented on the cupping table, Balboa was an obvious choice. Showing pleasant acidity with a well rounded mouthfeel and clean finish (what we except from a quality Colombian), we felt that this was the coffee for our next filter. This coffee holds up well across all soft brews methods and has become an instant hit on our brew bar being served as a batch brew.
This coffee comes from a small co-operative called Balboa Café. The co-op has only 35 members and they are doing a great job. Maurico is the group’s QC and most of the time he is with the growers ensuring they are following the strict standards of the co-op.
Cherries are picked following a strict ripeness criteria, later cherries are pulped and exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 20 hours, afterwards they are placed on parabolic dryers to 11% moisture content.
Balboa is located in Cauca, 60km south of Popayan.