El Tractor

Speedy Lactic

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Finca: El Tractor

Don Gabriel

Over the mountain in La Sierra neighborhood, commune 8 of Medellín, there is El Tractor Farm.  Don Gabriel Cortes has the highest grown and also one of the highest scored coffee that we have, his red bourbon coffee recently won the best coffee cupped in Medellin award.

The coffee is grown in La Sierra, Medellin at 2,300 meters above sea level. He has been a farmer since he was a child however, like many in the mountains above the Aburrá Valley, Don Gabriel is a survivor. He
came to La Sierra displaced from his farm in Vegachí by violence in the region more than 16 years ago,
as a result of this he left everything and started a new chapter in his life growing his award-winning
coffee on the outside skirts in Medellin.

This is a special batch with an experimental fermentation process.

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Colombia

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Feb-May 2020

 

Don Gabriel has a very strict cherry selection criteria on his farm, once the cherries are picked he brings them to the processing centre. After screening, only the ripe cherries are allowed into the fermentation process.

This quick lactic fermentation allows for the growth of lactic acid bacteria under anaerobic conditions with oxygen restriction and high temperature. The bacteria feed on the sugar present in the mucilage, generating a high concentration of lactic acid. After reaching the desired PH level. After fermentation, the coffee is washed in clean water to stop the growth of bacteria and sun-dried on patios and drying beds until 11% humidity,

The total time for the fermentation is 76 hours.

HARVEST

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Score: 88

Varieties: Red Bourbon.

Beans: 100% Arabica

Taste: Delightful notes of caramel and mandarine. Well balanced taste.

Coffee Lab: Rituales

COFFEE LAB

June-2020

According to the score 88 Colombian Artisan Coffee paid to the farmers 250% more than the coffee market price.

The coffee is weighed and transported to the milling.

TRADE

June 2020

 

The parchment is milled carefully and screen size over 16 is packed in grain pro bags and coffee sacks to preserve the right humidity and quality.

3 sacks from El Tractor are ready to be exported from Colombia to the UK.

LOT PACKING

July 2020

 

The micro-lot from El Tractor is ready for export

EXPORT