Colombia Castillo Fruit Maceration Series (Strawberry)
|Roaster Location:||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Armenia, Quindio Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2022|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, delicately bright. Berry melange, narcissus, cocoa nib, amber, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Brightly tart with brisk acidity; creamy, viscous mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is flavor-saturated, balanced and complex.
Notes: Produced by Jairo Arcila and Cofinet of Finca Santa Monica entirely of the Castillo variety of Arabica, and processed by an experimental fruit maceration process in which the whole fruit is first fermented in an anaerobic (limited oxygen) environment with wine yeasts and macerated fruit. After fermentation, the coffee cherries are pulped and placed to dry on raised beds with macerated fruits until the ideal moisture content is achieved. Founded in 2013, modcup coffee focuses on fresh roasting and distinctive natural-processed coffees. Visit modcup.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: While the co-fermentation with strawberries is not obvious in the cup, there’s an overt berry throughline here that isn’t afraid to take over — an invocation of summer desserts.