Colombia Del Agua Lot #5 - Natural Anaerobic
Notes of strawberry, black cherry, candy peach.
Del Agua is a brand new group of small producers located in the North of Colombia. 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. This is the fifth lot they have ever produced, and it is a complex natural anaerobic process. 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! This is competition grade coffee that just missed being a part of our reserve series.
Forward Coffee is owned and operated by our good friend Cole Torode and his partners at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary.
This is the first natural we have ever sold for LVC. 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.
Region: Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta
Altitude: 1300-1800 MASL
Processing: Natural Anaerobic