Colombia La Esperanza / Traction Coffee / Longmont
100% OF YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS COFFEE GOES BACK TO THE ROASTER DURING COVID-19!
Traction Coffee, based in Longmont, Colorado
- Tasting Notes: Cherry Juice, Honeysuckle, Cola
- Farm: Villa Esperanza
- City: Planadas (Tolima, Colombia)
- Farm Owner: Jailer Andres Trujillo
- Farm Info: Owned for 20 years by the Trujillo family, they also plant platano, and mandarine.
- Elevation: 1700-1750 msl
- Processing: Natural
- Drying Time: 23 days
Fermentation: After 2 days of sun exposure and dropping the initial humidity, coffee gets packed in GrainPro bags and fermented for 48 hours. The PH and moisture levels are constantly checked.
Drying method: Dried on movable raised beds during the daytime, with full sun exposure. During nighttime when temperature drops and relative humidity, increases the drying beds are stored inside the production building.
Hand sorting: The cherries are hand sorted at picking, later again during the drying process, and a third time after milling to remove defects, which can only be spotted at the green bean.
Stabilization: At the farm, after drying to 9-11% humidity, the coffee gets packed in GrainPro bags and sisal and stored at the farm. Every 15 days, the coffee gets cupped to check flavor process and cup quality.