Always a pleasure roasting the offerings from these guys , super innovative………Small experimenatal lots, new varietals, loads of different processing methods.This lot, as always big on complexity BUT a hybrid Washed , not our usual natural…..But its summer , so super nice black as a pour over.
A number of the plots are given over to further experimentation – the growth of a field of plants or more rather than just a few, and you will find geishas, SL34, CGLE17, Sidra, Tabi, and even some heirloom Yirgacheffe. Pink Bourbon is of course grown here too, seen as first being noted in Colombia coming from somewhere around the Inza region.
Hybrid washed is exactly that – an initial fermentation step of around 19-22 hours is done as whole cherries, before a depulping without water, followed by a second fermentation stage. The resulting beans are then fully washed and mechanically dried.