Colombia El Vergel Koji Coffee (#004)

Wholebeans, 227g only. Learn more below
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Citrus And Floral Flavours / Notes
Citrus & Floral
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Fruits
Plants And Vegetables Flavours / Notes
Plants & Vegetables
Avocado Dragon Fruit Melon & Cantaloupe Mixed Herbs Rose
Flavours & Notes
Coffee Specification
Origin
Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica
Dom. Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala
Honduras Nicaragua Panama Peru
Burundi Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda
Tanzania Uganda Indonesia Yemen
Region Tolima
Producer Elias and Shady Bayter
Varietal Pink Bourbon
Altitude 1840 masl
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced
Bright
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Delicate
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Cup Score (SCA)
88 89 90 91
92 93 94-100 Undisclosed
Processing Method
Washed Natural Anaerobic Other
Roast Profile
Espresso Filter Omniroasted
More Information
What bag size(s) is this coffee available in? 227g
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? No, this is available as wholebeans only

About Colombia El Vergel Koji Coffee (#004)

About Sweven:After more than a decade of meeting inspiring people around the world of coffee, in 2019 Sweven began. This journey reflects the founders' vision and perception for execution of quality and service, excellence and dedication to craft. A craft of roasting and sharing the finest and most dynamic coffees they could possibly source. Building concrete relationships, sharing special moments, it’s the dream come true and a dream they simply called Sweven.

Today, Sweven offer some of the most exciting coffees available, from very experimental lots to microlots.

About This Coffee:“Here’s to another special Koji Oryzae lot from our dear friends Elias and Shady Bayter, but this time with exotic cultivar Pink Bourbon”. El Vergel, Tolima, Colombia – Koji Pink Bourbon

El Vergel is situated in the mountainous department of Tolima, El Vergel sits atop the inactive volcano on the Piedra Grand Trail – benefitting from a unique microclimate and localised volcanic terroir.The farm is managed by the Bayter brothers, Shady and Elias, and their mother, Marta. The brothers have been farming since their childhood, following their parent’s footsteps, who started growing avocados and conventional coffee back in 1995. Since then, El Vergel became known as one the largest producers in their region, leading them to provide economic growth to hundreds who worked with the farm. El Vergel Estate has been producing a variety of coffees and experimenting with new and innovative processing techniques based on the coffee’s density, genetics, and other characteristics.

Cupping Notes:Dragonfruit / Watermelon / Rose Hips / Sweet  / Floral & Herbal Finish / Tropical & Juicy

Variety:After the huge popularity of our first Koji Bourbon lot release from earlier this year – we returned to our friends from El Vergel and instantly placed an order for a new one, but this time we experimented with using one of our all time favourite cultivars – Pink Bourbon. The results are unreal – try it for yourself and you won’t regret! 

Process:This is a brand new and unique experimental Koji process used a special yeast called A. Oryzae to trigger different chemical reactions during the fermentation, enhancing the Amino Acids, a big factor in the Maillard reaction during roasting. The result is a balanced cup of coffee with a syrupy body, sparkling acidity and an overall round sweetness.

Estimated cost savings for this special guest coffee:
Roaster RRP £24.00
Shipping £3.00
Customs £0.00
GUSTATORY £23.00
Savings £4.00 (15%)
(Shipped from GUSTATORY. Shipping to UK: £3.00, Europe from £7.00, Rest of World from £10.00)
Estimated dates for this special guest coffee:
Roasting On Nov 28th
  Rest Period
Shipped From Dec 2nd
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A home-brewed quality coffee is far less expensive than cafes

Issue: With the continuing economic uncertainty that COVID and the cost-of-living crisis brings, many are tightening the purse strings and choosing cheaper alternatives. However...For more: Comunicaffe International
...Whilst the purse strings may need to tighten, a better quality home-brewed coffee or tea is still far less expensive than buying individual drinks on the go. Over the last few years, many have taken the opportunity to improve their home brewing skills, and now with the equipment and know-how to recreate that authentic coffee shop experience from home, are enjoying cheaper quality coffees. With cafe coffees costing anything from £2.50-4.00 each, and with a bag of 250g quality coffee costing between £7.00-12.50 and providing you with enough to achieve up to 15-35 brews per bag (depending on brew method and strength preferences), the savings and better quality coffee are both there to be enjoyed.

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