Green Arabica Coffee Beans – Colombia Supremo
1Kg bag of raw ARABICA coffee beans from Colombia – Supremo estate.
1Kg bag of raw ARABICA coffee beans from Colombia – Pitalito Supremo.
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About this coffee:
Screen size: 18.
Acidity: Medium to bold.
Body: Rounded, Medium.
Flavour: Sweet candy, cherry with watermelon notes.
Roast: Semi-dark, dark.
Located in the far south of Huila, Pitalito is a renowned region of high quality coffee. The average farm size is slightly smaller that the Huila average at 2ha and therefore the coffee plants receive the complete personal attention needed for high quality coffee. The coffee is nearly 100% shade grown, and predominantly caturra variety. Grown at around 1,700mts the climate is slightly cooler which ensures the cherries develop at a slower rate and are able to absorb all of the sugars and acids of the fruit, which are then transferred to the cup.
In the past few years there has been a large amount of investment in infrastructure on the farms to improve the processing, which can now be demonstrated in the cup.
How to roast:
There are a number of ways to roast these at home.
For the serious hobbyist, purchase a professional roasting machine for a few hundred dollars and follow the instructions.
If you wish to ‘dabble’ and roast on the cheap with excpetional results, we recommend one of the following methods:
1. Buy a popcorn machine.
Put about 50-70g of raw beans inside and turn it on.
In 5 to 10 minutes or so you will have a great result (depending on the brand/heat of the machine).
2. Use a deep metal mixing bowl and clamp a heat gun to a retort stand (or hold in your hand).
Make sure that the beans are in constant movement (swirling around the container).
Note: Hairdryers are not suitable – they are not hot enough.
Hint: Do this outside as the chaff will blow everywhere.
DOCUMENTATION & EXPERIMENTATION are the key to consistent results.
You need to do this for EVERY origin of bean, as the different origins have different sizes and different moisture contents