Colombia Del Agua - Natural Anaerobic
Notes of strawberry, black cherry, candy peach.
Del Agua has returned! The first natural coffee we ever sold - this complex natural anaerobic process has been refined even more as this is the 3rd year in a row we have brought it in. We feel it has matured and become even more stunning than the first time we tried it.
Del Agua is a brand new group of small producers located in the North of Colombia. Meaning "of the water," the group largely focuses on sustainability, and works towards the ultimate goal of offsetting water consumption. The region, la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the tallest mountain in the world that borders an ocean which creates a very unique growing region. The sourcing agency, Forward, was introduced to the group by world leading producers, La Palma Y El Tucan. The complexity and uniqueness of this coffee and it's natural anaerobic processing is in part what makes it so special. Natural process has been a classic processing method in coffee forever, known for its primitive methods of production that still yield huge flavours albeit simpler style. Anaerobic means "without oxygen" meaning the vessels this coffee was fermented in didn't contain any oxygen at all. Oxygen is removed when the coffee is added and valves prevent any from entering in during fermentation while still allowing CO2 to escape. This combination of classic and complex processing leads to a very intense body and huge stewed fruit tones.
If you like wacky, fun coffees - this is a can't miss!
Forward Coffee is owned and operated by our good friend Cole Torode and his partners at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary. We're super grateful to have a wonderful relationship with Cole and the team at Forward, and we're very fortunate to have this beautiful coffee in our lineup for the second time.
Region: Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Processing: Natural Anaerobic