This elegant washed Geisha varietal lot comes from the La Siria farm of Aníbal Sánchez Burbano. It was the first time he participated in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competition, and he took second place, missing the top spot by less than half a point. It was one of only two coffees the jury awarded an average score of over 90 points.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety Geisha

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer Anibal Celestino Sanchez Burbano
  • Region La Argentina
  • Elevation Range 1800-1900 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest November 2020 -January 2021

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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Origin Story

Colombia CoE #2 7oz

Colombia lies at the northwestern extreme of South America, a continent whose western flank is marked by the majestic Andes mountain range. 

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