**Update: August 17** The roast profile for El Zacatin has been adjusted to a medium-light profile. :)
Yeah, well, sort of. We executed a roast that went darker than we anticipated. It’s excellent if you prefer a medium-dark roast coffee. It’s not what we were aiming for, and with the upcoming roast we’re going to make changes. But, if you enjoy fruit-forward natural coffee roasted at a medium-dark level, this is an excellent coffee. The cost is discounted for a limited time. So if this coffee appeals to you, act fast.
Here's the link to purchase El Zacatin. The updated roast profile for this coffee will be effective Sunday, August 20.
Taste profile: Cherry Roll Up, Sweet Lime, Wild, Ruby Port
Eduardo Fernadez-Restrepo’s farm, El Zacatin, is named after a local craft liquor manufacturer founded in the town of Concordia in the early 1920s. El Zacatin is a family-owned farm of 17 hectares situated in the highlands of Colombia’s southwest Antioquia department. The farm rests along the western slopes of the Cordillera mountains, overlooking the Cauca river valley.
Eduardo acquired Tabi seeds through an agronomist in Antioquia, and El Zacatin currently produces around 3 thousand kilos (6,600 lbs) of Tabi coffee. This particular lot of Natural process Tabi was selectively handpicked, sorted by hand to remove unripe cherries and then floated for additional quality sorting (in which “floaters,” the less desirable cherries, were removed). The coffee was then placed into a tank for 48 hours of aerobic fermentation, followed by sealing the tanks for 24 hours of anaerobic fermentation. The cherries are then spread out onto raised beds for 30 days to dry until the moisture content reaches 11%.
As a result of this intensive processing method, this single-variety Tabi has a refined sweetness and acidity, and an intense and exciting aromatic profile. Sweet cherry paste, reminiscent of fruit roll ups, is apparent upon first sip. As the coffee cools, it gives way to a pleasing lime acidity, with a depth and complexity similar to Ruby Port