Colombia Los Mandarinos Special Reserve
Green Coffee Beans

  • Roast Level: Medium 

    Process: Fully washed and sun dried on patios

    What to expect in the cup


    Full bodied chocolate with a hint of citrus

    V60 Pour Over / Cupping

    A smooth milk chocolate body with hints of tangerine and citrus as the cup cools.

  • Farm Info PDF Download Link

    Farmer:  Luis Alfonso & Maria Rangel

    Grown:  Socorro, Santander

    Altitude: 1,580m

    Varietals Castillo

    Total size of farm: 10 hectares

    Farm Information: 

    This beautiful farm is perched on a hillside just outside the small town of Socorro, Santander on what used to be a commercial orange farm. These days, the orange trees line the edge of several lots of 100% Castillo varietal coffee trees growing in front of the family's home. Maria and Luis have been farming for almost 20 years and believe strongly in producing quality coffee and proper land stewardship. They have moved from a traditional washed processing method to a modified washed method utilizing a machine called a ‘desmusilaginador’. This ecological processing method uses a machine to de-pulp and wash the fruit off of the bean in a much more efficient way. The traditional method requires the seeds to be soaked and washed after de-pulping which uses 40 litres of water for every 1 kg of roasted beans to wash. The desmusilaginador cuts water consumption down to 4 litres of water for every 1 kg of green beans. This tenfold decrease in water dramatically reduces strain on local water supplies and decreases the amount of water to be filtered before being returned to the water table. As well as being environmentally conscience they also support the local community by heading the local school and helping find finances and supplies.

    This lot from Los Mandarinos is extra special in that it is used as a competition lot where only the very best cherries are selected. Once these cherries have been selected extra care is also given to how they are processed and dried to produce a truly special cup of coffee.

  • Our espresso recipe using 20g vst
    20.5g in
    42g out
    in 25 to 30 seconds

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