THE ORIGIN REPORT
Colombia Mina Rica San Gabriel
Producer: San Gabriel
Elevation: 1700 MASL
Processing Method: Washed
We're thrilled to share this latest addition to our line-up. Sweet and caramelized with a buttery mouthfeel, Colombia Mina Rica will appeal to those who prefer more familiar tasting notes of coffee (think: chocolatey and nutty) just as much as those who prefer something a little different from their morning cup.
From the producer: Mina Rica Coffee is a young, female-owned, third generation Colombian coffee producer from the Antioquia region of the Andes. Mina Rica is located in Antioquia, one of the most diverse and beautiful regions of the Andes mountains of Colombia. The stunning topography and diverse flora and fauna of the region bring our awareness to the environment where we grow our coffee and Mina Rica has dedicated itself to mitigating the environmental impact of farming coffee on the region Grown at 1700 meters.
What is Washed Process Coffee? Washed processing, also known as wet processing, is a method that involves removing the fruit layers of the coffee cherry before drying. Traditionally, water is used to wash off the skin and mucilage of the cherry. First, the coffee is sorted through to remove any damaged or unripe cherries. From there, the skin of the fruit is removed, down to the mucilage layer. The fruits are then fermented in large water tanks for up to 24 hours, during which time the mucilage layer is broken down. After fermentation, the beans are washed, removing the mucilage layer. Finally, the beans are dried, typically on patios in the sun. Because the sugars of the mucilage layer have been removed, washed coffees tend to have a very “clean” flavor, with fresh acidity.